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Today's Date and Time is . . . An obstetrician (OB) is a specialist trained physician who has successfully completed specialized education and extensive medical training in the management of pregnancy, labor, and including the mother and child-health important time period after childbirth.
An OBy gynecologist (GYN) is a medical doctor who has specialized, been educated at medical school and trained in women's health involving the female reproductive system, including the diagnosis and treatment of a long list of female disorders and female specific diseases.
An obstetrician/gynecologist (OBY) is a physician who specializes in medical issues and surgery for females only. The OB|GYN has extensive medical schooling dealing with pregnancy, pregnancy complications, childbirth and problems or issues with the female body and a women's reproductive system.
OB Obstetricians and GYN Gynecologists see women patients for female specific issues only and their medical concerns, including birth control and annual physical examinations. A woman relies on her ObyGyn to also perform pre-natal pregnancy care and deliver babies. Obstetrics commonly deal with having a baby whereas gynecology relates more to female health and body issues, including giving women regular female health exams.
National Women's Checkup Day is a nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, to:
Encourage women to visit health care professionals
to receive or schedule a checkup.
- Promote regular checkups as vital to the early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, and other conditions. Click now for Health Tip of the Day.
It is important for women to get regular checkups because:
- Screening tests, such as mammograms and Pap tests,
can find diseases early, when they are easier
to treat. Some women need certain screening tests
earlier, or more often, than others.
- Screenings and routine care can help women lower
their risks of many health conditions, including
Women can participate in National Women's Checkup Day in several ways:
- Women should contact their current doctor
or nurse or one of the participating health
care professionals to schedule checkups and
screening services on National Women's Checkup
During their checkups, women should discuss with their health care professionals which of
the tests are right for them, when they should
have them, and how often.
- Women can prepare themselves for their health checkups
with A Checklist for Your Next Checkup, developed
by the Agency for Health care Research and Quality
of the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.
- Getting sufficient amounts of bed rest and avoiding over-stressful activities while pregnant is important for your health and a safe pregnancy.
Visit PreventiveCare . . . Take Control of Your Health . . . Preventive care like physical exams and periodic screenings can help detect illness or health risks early in life.