What does ObGyn stand for? What is Ob Gyn?

An ObGyn doctor is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, an expert trained in both female reproductive health and pregnancy and childbirth. Some ObGyns may offer a wide range of general health services similar to those provided by a primary care doctor, whereas others soley focus on the medical care of the female reproductive system. Likewise, there are also:

  • An Obstetrician (Ob doctor) focuses on caring for and maintaining a woman’s overall health during maternity, which includes pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
  • A Gynecologist (Gyno doctor) focuses on women’s bodies, such as breasts, and their reproductive health. Gynecology is the overall area of women’s health—from puberty through adulthood, which represents most of the reproductive care you’ll receive during your lifetime, but if you become pregnant, you’ll need to see an obstetrician.

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MFM

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