Does your Obgyn have to deliver your baby?
An obstetrician is a doctor with specialist qualifications in delivering babies and providing medical care to women during pregnancy (antenatal care) and after the birth (postnatal care). Obstetricians have the skills to manage complex or high-risk pregnancies and births, and can perform interventions and caesareans.
How do I find an obstetrician?
Choosing an obstetrician
- Ask your general practitioner (GP) for a recommendation and referral.
- Call the hospital where you would like to have your baby and ask which obstetricians deliver babies there.
- Ask a friend, relative or work colleague for a recommendation.
- Use the Health Services Directory on this website.
How much money does a doctor that delivers babies?
Obstetricians and Gynecologists made a median salary of $208,000 in 2019. The best-paid 25 percent made $208,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $171,780.
How many babies does an OB GYN deliver?
Most ob/gyns deliver 12-15 babies per month on average, but this can vary quite a bit. Ob/gyns may also perform other gynecological surgeries in the hospital as well.
Can midwives do C sections?
C-sections are done by obstetricians (doctors who care for pregnant women before, during, and after birth) and some family physicians. Although more and more women are choosing midwives to deliver their babies, midwives of any licensing degree cannot perform C-sections.
Why do doctors ask if you’ve ever been pregnant?
If you are pregnant, or possibly pregnant, it may matter medically, so your doctor may need to adjust her medical recommendations. For example, tests that involve radiation may not be able to be safely performed, so she’ll decide whether they can be skipped.
How many babies does an OB deliver per year?
More women OB-GYNs
The national average is 105 births.
Can doctors deliver their own babies?
As long as the delivery is uncomplicated, then sure – anybody with medical training (surgeon, pediatrician, paramedic) and remembers their OB training could deliver a baby.
When should I see an obstetrician?
When should I have my first obstetrician appointment? This depends a little on your history, but I usually like to meet patients between 8 – 10 weeks of pregnancy. Patients with pre-existing medical problems or who take regular medications should be seen on the earlier side of that window.
Can you request a female gynecologist?
Yes! Obviously, different practices work at different capacities and have varying levels of male/female GPs, but you can nevertheless ask for a female doctor when booking an appointment. Also, if you are looking at changing GPs or practices, it’s also a good idea to ask before making any solid commitments.
Why would I need to see an obstetrician?
If you are considered a high-risk, then you will need to see an obstetrician more often to monitor progress. Your OB/GYN will track the baby’s growth and position and will also refer you for routine tests and check-ups. They can also prepare you for labor and the birthing process.