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midwife vs ob gyn

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Depends: You need to look at the training and credentials. A certified nurse midwife has training and experience that a lay midwife will not have. Check out ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can't really tell: It is hard to tell whether a midwife or a doctor would be more likely to be at one particular delivery. A pregnant woman can talk with her doctor to s ... Read More
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Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually the Same: Your out of pocket costs will be the same. Most insurance companies only pay a set amount regardless of who does a delivery. Most midwives only get ho ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Knittel
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Open discussion: To get more information about options for delivery, consider having meetings with both an ob-gyn and a midwife to talk about your specific situation a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
What for?!: Midwives can manage most normal pregnancies and deliveries without complications. Obstetricians can handle most pregnancy and delivery-related minor c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
CNM > WHNP.: Cnms have actual delivery privileges - whnps do not.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnancy and U/S!!: Hi in our modern medical word one is often recommended to have an ultrasound. This test can give your physician a good sense of the health of your ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience Retinal Surgery
OB=baby: The OB stands for obstetrics. The training for all ob/gyn's includes both obstetrics and gynecology. Thereafter, doctors may choose to do both or ju ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
I will: Recommend gyn exam first.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Patient age: Perinatologists work on pregnant adults, and help them with difficult pregnancies. Pediatric surgeons work on the fetus or newborn (and older kids)
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No OB: A gynecologist does not do obstetrics. Many OB/GYNs will give up the OB as they get older, not wanting the crazy hours most OB/GYNs have. (I often tel ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Start with your family doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Absolutely!: Well, maybe i shouldn't be so enthusiastic. After all, it depends upon why you want experience. If you want to see if medicine is a good career for yo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
THAT DEPENDS: On the training and your stituation and if the midwife delivers in the hospital and has the proper backup provided by a board certified obgyn who can ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy care: The most highly trained is the ob/gyn specialist.. General and family practice docs don't do operative deliveries. If you are thinking of a midwife, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Infertility: Yes - to an extent. They can perform exams and/or lab tests useful in making a diagnosis and possibly treating the cause. In some cases it requires a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
13 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: An obstetrician is a doctor that cares for women through pregnancy and takes care of the birthing process, a gynecologist is a doctor that cares for w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Typically one: When doing laparoscopic surgery an assistant is sometimes needed to act as a "third hand" especially when using multiple ports for instruments in cer ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good question: A maternal fetal medicine doctor is someone who did a fellowship after obgyn residency who specializes in complications and high risk pregnancies and ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
Helps at birth: An obstetric nurse helps patients and their doctors when women are giving birth or being evaluated for pregnancy related problems.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience Dentistry
A MD degree: An obstetrician is a medical doctor, md, graduate of a medical school and completed a obstretric residentcy for specialization. A mid-wife is not. Thi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Good question!: Many practices nowadays combine obstetrical, midwifery and maternal-fetal medicine care into one attractive package for the pregnant women under their ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Both: But the short answer is that the gynecologist should be able to resolve all the issues in the pelvis. Thyroid is a separate issue requiring its own ul ... Read More

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