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Obstetricians And Gynecologists
Some are some aren't: Typically training in either of these fields after medical school includes both obstetrics and gynecology. Most doctors then go on to practice both, at least for some time. However after training some individuals specialize and therefore do just one or the other. In addition specialization may lead to a further defined and limited practice also known as sub-specialization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?
Challenges for OBGYN: Obgyn is a complex and interesting field. The biggest challenge is the unpredictable nature of our work. Babies come all hours of the day and night, or somebody rolls into the emergency department with a gyn surgery emergency that you've never met before and you have to leave your scheduled patients to go operate. That unpredictable nature of the job also keeps it exciting after all these years. ...Read more
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 respond quickly in an emergency situation. I have worked with some very good midwives and shortly with some bad ones. My patients go to me because I do all of my own deliveries and they know that I am trained to take care of a problem. ...Read more
Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more
Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more
Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Theoretically yes...: In practice, few if any physicians can endure 11 years of training and resident pay. Additionally, most program directors would frown upon the switch in direction as a sign of personality imbalance and/or unpredictability and would be reluctant to hire you after the first fellowship without a very good reason. Given that both subspecialties are now quite competitive, i advise against trying this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nurses: En, kpn, nurse practitioners, who are trained to work with specialists in that field. ...Read more
Do obstetricians get mad when women refuse pelvic exams or ask for c sections because of previous trauma and sexual abuse?
Refusing exam: You should never be afraid or ashamed to discuss your preferences. When choosing a doctor call and ask about sexual trauma experience / or request a referral from a therapist / rape hotline/support group. Every doctor is different choose one that respects and works with you. Seek counseling about your trauma and how it reframed life, Some procedures are important like PAPs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do gynecologists normally perscribe the abortion pill for their patients wanting early abortions?
Can gynecologists and obstetricians keep secrets about plastic surgery and contraceptive device from my husband?
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Abortions: Everyone learns how to do procedures using tecniques used during abortions during training; most programs allow the residents to opot out and do another activity if it is against their faith. ...Read more
Experience?: Are you getting at who has the most experience? "Nurses" as a general term may or may not have experience in deliveries. Perinatal nurses specifically spend their days delivering and helping new mothers and their babies. They do lots of "handling" A midwife does prenatal care and delivers babies in a variety of capacities, some are which are NOT in hospitals. Hospital delivery is safest 4 baby ...Read more
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