Female Obstetrician shows expecting parents their baby on ultrasound

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Obstetrician and Gynaecologists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical and surgical services related to the care of women, foetuses and children during pregnancy and childbirth, and to disorders of the female genital, urinary, rectal and reproductive organs.

Overview

Obstetrician and Gynaecologists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical and surgical services related to the care of women, foetuses and children during pregnancy and childbirth, and to disorders of the female genital, urinary, rectal and reproductive organs.

Day-to-day

  • diagnoses and treats female patients for diseases of the reproductive system, using surgery if necessary
  • examines patients periodically and provides advice or prescribes medication during pre-natal period
  • delivers infants and cares for mother for prescribed period of time following childbirth.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to specialise as an Obstetrician or Gynaecologist.

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  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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