Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OB/GYN) is the branch of medical science that deal with the female reproductive system. Obstetrics deals with pregnancy and Gynaecology deals with all the non-pregnancy issues as well. Specialized education and training helps an obstetrician in the management of pregnancy, labour, and the time immediately following childbirth, whereas a gynaecologist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat disorders related to the female reproductive system.
Though obstetrics and gynaecology are varied fields, the education and training for obstetrics and gynaecology takes place concurrently. Thus, an OB/GYN is a physician who delivers babies, and treats diseases of the female reproductive organs. He/she helps in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions related to the female reproductive organs. Hence, doctors who have specialized in this field have thorough knowledge about women's reproductive health, gynaecological problems, pregnancy, childbirth, and other associated problems.