8 doctors weighed in:
What is a doctor that delivers baby called?
8 doctors weighed in

Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Obstetrician.
A doctor that specializes in delivering babies is called an obstetrician.
Most obstetricians are also gynecologists and are commonly called ob/gyns for short. Obstetrics involves prenatal care, birth, and the postpartum period, while gynecology includes other aspects of the female reproductive system besides pregnancy and birth. Some family medicine doctors may also choose to deliver babies.

In brief: Obstetrician.
A doctor that specializes in delivering babies is called an obstetrician.
Most obstetricians are also gynecologists and are commonly called ob/gyns for short. Obstetrics involves prenatal care, birth, and the postpartum period, while gynecology includes other aspects of the female reproductive system besides pregnancy and birth. Some family medicine doctors may also choose to deliver babies.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
Answer assisted by Brittany Chan, Medical Student
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors