Our Obstetrician has been trained in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the female reproductive organs and the breasts, as well as with all aspects of pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
A obstetrician employs medical and surgical therapies for the treatment of the reproductive organs and the female breasts, including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva, incontinence, absent and painful menstrual periods, infertility, vaginitis and breast cancer. He is furthermore occupied with pregnancy birth and the postnatal time period; mainly at risk situations which require surgical intervention. He hence collaborates closely with midwifes, although midwifery is usually more related to normal, natural and low-risk birthing processes.
Training lasts between 4 and 7 years. Institutions such as the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, based in England, offer post graduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology. The medical suffix DObst RCOG is awarded to obstetricians and gynaecologists who have gained their diploma.