Pregnant and doctor

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Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Obstetricians provide specialised medical care during pregnancy and birth. If you are planning to give birth in a public hospital or in a birth centre, you might see an obstetrician only if there is a medical need or complication. What is an obstetrician? An obstetrician is a doctor with specialist qualifications in delivering babies and providing medical care to women during pregnancy antenatal care and after the birth postnatal care.

[The relationship between the doctor and pregnant women (author's transl)]

Medical Care During Pregnancy (for Parents) - Nemours Kidshealth

An ob-gyn is a pregnancy doctor who will care for you during pregnancy and deliver your baby. Ob-gyn is short for obstetrician-gynecologist. When choosing an ob-gyn, start with the basics like whether the doctor is covered by your insurance, whether their office is close enough to be convenient, and where they deliver. Also consider your health needs, the compatibility of the doctor's outlook with yours, and how you feel communicating with them. If you need to find an ob-gyn, ask one of your healthcare providers to recommend someone, or talk to friends or relatives who have recently had a baby or who work in healthcare in your area. Childbirth educators are also a good source for referrals. While most babies born in the United States are delivered by ob-gyns, you do have other options , including certified nurse-midwives CNMs , direct-entry midwives , and family physicians.

What does an obstetrician do?

Before you shout your news from the rooftops, take a little time to let it all set in. The timing of your first prenatal visit varies by clinic. Yes, this seems like a really long time to wait, especially when you have so many questions! Make an appointment. This is to make sure you have the best prenatal care plan for you and your baby.
Prenatal care is health care that a woman gets while pregnant. Going early and regularly for prenatal care can help moms-to-be — and their babies — stay healthy. Regular care lets doctors find and deal with any problems as soon as possible. It's important to start prenatal care as early as possible — ideally, before a woman even becomes pregnant.