Welcome to Obstetrics & Gynaecology!

Obstetrics and Gynaecology involves the care of pregnant women,  their unborn babies and the management of diseases specific to women. It is a combination of medicine and surgery so is the best of both worlds! 

As most of the care of low-risk mothers and uncomplicated deliveries are performed excellently by Midwives, Obstetricians are only involved in around 35% of births. This is where with complex cases or if the baby becomes distressed during labour. Obstetricians can use instruments (forceps or ventouse) to assist delivery and also performing caesarean sections – the bread and butter surgery for all O&G trainees. Gynaecology involves further surgical procedures such as the surgical intervention of miscarriages, treatment of polyps, minimal access surgery for endometriosis and major gynaecological cancer surgery.

O&G is represented by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

Jameela Sheikh
O&G lead
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