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What is the difference between Obstetrics and Gynaecology?

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For a to-be mother or even for both the parents, knowing the difference between Obstetrics and Gynaecology can be a bit of a challenge. After all nearly everywhere one sees they will see the 'reproductive health' doctor terming themselves as an OB/GYN. Yet, people hardly know the difference. While most reproductive health doctors might go for a dual specialization i.e. being an OB/GYN, both the medical fields are very distinct from each other.

While Obstetrics and Gynaecology doctors are trained together in residency, they are ultimately certified as separate specialists. The field of Obstetrics involves taking care of the pregnant mother, unborn foetus, and both their health during pregnancy, during childbirth as well as helping mothers recover after the strain of childbirth and pregnancy. Obstetricians do not treat illnesses or health problems beyond pregnancy and child birth.

Meanwhile, in the medical field of Gynaecology, gynaecologists are usually not involved in the delivery of babies or treatment of pregnant women as they specialize in the health of the uterus, the fallopian tubes, and the female reproductive system as a whole.

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The field of Obstetrics is not a new one, prehistoric and ancient drawings found in Egypt show women assisting other women in childbirth as well as midwives being mentioned in religious texts like the Old Testament. Similarly for Gynaecology, its origins began in Ancient Egypt as rituals but through thousands of years developed into the modern science, it is today.

The best obstetrics and gynaecology doctors, as well as female healthcare companies in India such as My Care India, makes it easy for all processes of medical tourism and treatment to take place with 360-degree solutions. It involves many activities such as providing you a medical visa, prompt and quick transportation in India, airport pick up & drop, on-call ambulance services, comfortable hotel bookings, and language translator services alongside primary healthcare services such as medical consultations with the best obstetrics and gynaecology doctors and specialists, affordable treatment in world-class hospitals across India, conducting quick and efficient medical diagnostic procedures in NABH approved centres. Therefore, My Care India is known as the best obstetrics and gynaecology doctor's company in India.

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