The midwife is the professional who practices the obstetrics as a health science. The term is used in reference to both women and men, although most of the midwives are female. Midwives generally provide care to women during pregnancy and birth, some midwives may also provide primary care to women, well-woman care related to reproductive health, annual gynecological exams, family planning, and menopausal care. In many developing countries they are investing money and given training so that midwives and other community health workers can provide primary care services.
Midwives are generally specialists in childbirth, postpartum, and well-woman health care. An obstetrician is a specialized physician who has completed successfully both education and training in the management of pregnancy, labor, and pueperium.
Gynecology and Obstetrics is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal which aims to provide the most rapid and reliable source of information on current developments in the field of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers quickly and freely available to researchers worldwide.
Last date updated on September, 2014