Obstetrics

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Obstetrics (from the Latin obstare, "to stand by") is the surgical specialty dealing with the care of women and their children during pregnancy (prenatal period), childbirth and the postnatal period. Midwifery is the non-surgical equivalent. Veterinary obstetrics is the same concept for veterinary medicine. Almost all modern obstetricians are also gynaecologists.

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Prenatal care

Prenatal care is important in screening for various complications of pregnancy. This includes routine office visits with physical exams and routine lab tests:

3D ultrasound of 3-inch (76 mm) fetus (about 14 weeks gestational age)

Fetus at 17 weeks

Fetus at 20 weeks

First trimester

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