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I have a few qs for docs who are 'general practice'. Whats the difference between gp and ob for pregnant woman?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Level of expertise

General practitioners cover all aspects of medical care; this sometimes includes management of pregnancy and labor and delivery.
Obstetricians are specifically trained in the management of pregnancy/labor/delivery and are ususally able to handle most pregnancies, including complicated ones. Maternal-fetal specialists only deal with complicated pregnancies.

In brief: Level of expertise

General practitioners cover all aspects of medical care; this sometimes includes management of pregnancy and labor and delivery.
Obstetricians are specifically trained in the management of pregnancy/labor/delivery and are ususally able to handle most pregnancies, including complicated ones. Maternal-fetal specialists only deal with complicated pregnancies.
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