Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Gynecology and Obstetrics

For everyone, Gyn, Ob, and OB-Gyn are a bit confusing terminology, let's start with clearing this first.

  • Gyn (Gynecologist)- Is a physician or a surgeon to look after women's health issues, especially reproductive and fertility issues.
  • Ob (Obstetrician)- Is a physician or a surgeon to look after childbirth and delivery
  • OB-Gyn- Is a physician/surgeon who has studied gynecology as well as obstetrics.

A woman's body undergoes several hormonal changes multiple times in her life. They are peak in during adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause. Gynecology is a complete study of the whole female body, with keeping reproductive areas as a keen focus. Whereas, obstetrics is all about pregnancy, childbirth, and immediate time after delivery.


Reasons a woman would consult a gynecologist are for infections, pain, or discomfort in the uterus, genitals, or breasts. They also assist with infertility issues and contraception. The reproductive organs are also prone to have cancer, gynecologists also treat cancer of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina and fallopian tubes. A gynecologist also treats the prolapse of the pelvic organs. This condition is usually present in the women who have experienced menopause, their weakened pelvic muscles that cannot support the uterus or bladder properly. Other menopause related diseases are yeast and bacterial infections, irregular and painful menstruation, extremely painful sensation during intercourse, and more, they may require surgery.


Obstetrics is dedicated to the welfare of the pregnant woman and her baby. During pregnancy, many complications such as ectopic pregnancy (is a condition where the embryo is in a fallopian tube), fetal distress ( caused by compression), problems with the placenta or high blood pressure (can be a forerunner of a serious illness called pre-eclampsia) can arise. An obstetrician is trained in these and many other complications regarding childbirth. They ensure that both mother and baby are safely guided through all of the phases of pregnancy and delivery. Following delivery, the essential part for an obstetrician is to focus on the health of the mother and child. They ensure that both make the transition into routine daily life without any deadly complications. The medical specialty of obstetrics has instilled confidence in couples regarding this life changing event of pregnancy and childbirth. Today, this process is not only safe but also predictable.

We at Mahin Hospital ensure that you are treated with the utmost care and nurture. Dr. Hasina Kapadia, our obstetrician and gynecologist, is known for the support, comfort, and homely care it provides to her patients.