Care for Women at Every Life Stage
Doctors who provide medical care for women are obstetricians/gynecologists (OB/Gyns). Midwives also health-care professionals who dedicate their practice to the care of women.
Once you've crossed from girlhood to womanhood, it's a good idea to have a Women's Health provider to help you with health matters that only women have, such as periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
These specialists are best known for taking care of mothers-to-be (and their unborn babies) during pregnancy, childbirth and after the baby is born.
OB/Gyns and Midwives diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases or conditions of the female reproductive system.
These specialists can also help you prevent problems (or catch them early) through annual exams, screenings, education and counsel on healthy lifestyle choices.