Now, what? You need to start looking for an obstetrician to care for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. You came to the right place.
The Difference Between a Gynecologist & an Obstetrician
- Gynecologist – specializes exclusively in women’s reproductive systems. Gynecologists have chosen to focus their practice on gynecological procedures of the vagina, ovaries, and uterus. Your gynecologist prescribes annual or bi-annual mammograms, performs annual pap smears, treats vaginal infections and diagnoses and treats fertility problems.
- Obstetrician – on the other hand, are all things about the baby, and mommy. From your prenatal care to labor and delivery to postnatal care.
- OBGYN – specializes in it all! From your well-women visits to prenatal care, labor and delivery and postnatal care. OBGYN’s will address most issues a woman including thyroid problems to hormone imbalances.
An obstetrician provides comprehensive prenatal care which includes counseling, education and medical care throughout your pregnancy. As a rule of thumb, you should see an obstetrician as soon as you discover you are pregnant.
FIND A Top10MD OBSTETRICIAN NEAR YOU
It’s important that you trust your Obstetrician because the health of you and your child are in their hands during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. There are thousands of Obstetricians to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Obstetricians – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.
For your peace of mind, Top10MD Obstetricians’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.