What are Ob/Gyn Doctors?
An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB/GYN doctor, specializes in women’s health and the many biological functions women experience, such as menstruation, childbirth, and menopause. They perform regular check-ups where woman will receive a pap-smear and get their breasts checked for signs of breast cancer. Obstetrics is the practice of caring for women before, during and after childbirth. OB doctors consult with women on staying healthy while trying to become pregnant, providing prenatal care during pregnancy, assisting with labor and seeing the patient for postpartum checkups. OB/GYN’s can perform surgery. Gynecology is the side of the practice that focuses on a woman’s overall reproductive health and maintaining screenings.