Gynecology and Obstetrics are such medical specialties that basically focus on two
different aspects of the female reproductive system. This is the department that provides
care to women in all phases of their lives whether they are having a baby or are past
menopause. First, we need to understand the difference between Gynecology &
Obstetrics, what are the responsibilities the respective specialists have and how do these
two terms differ with each other.
Obstetrics solely deals with the healthcare of a pregnant women, the unborn baby, labor,
delivery, as well as the immediate period following birth of the child. To successfully
accomplish labor and delivery without having to deal with certain complications, and that
should intervention be needed, it is done quickly while keeping both the mother and child
safe and sound, the obstetricians ensures that the mother and child get the best prenatal
In parallel, Gynecology deals with all kinds of ailments involving the reproductive organs
of female; vagina, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. Since the problems in bowel,
urinary bladder and urinary tract system are also closely inter-related with female
reproductive organs, so gynecologists may also treat these problems as they fall in their
To become a certified gynecologist or obstetrician, you need to have a minimum of four
years residency training after getting a general medical degree. Since these two
specialties; gynecology and obstetrics are closely related to each other, therefore most of
these specialists provide care in both areas, reason being we often see Gyn/Ob written
together on the hospital boards and office doors of the doctors. While 90% of the
gynecologists also have expertise in delivering babies, the obstetricians restrict their
practices to pregnancy and childbirth only.
In general, the obstetricians and gynecologists provide all-round care for women and
babies. Their shared responsibilities include handling complicated deliveries, managing
pregnancy complications, ensuring therapeutic care and performing obstetric surgeries
as well. However, the Gynae & Obs specialists sometimes, also take up the managerial
roles, training staff and are often seen running entire maternity wards as well.
Mother & Child Wellness Centre
Gynecology & Obstetrics is probably the only branch of the medicine department where
a new life begins every day. The joyous that team of Gyn/Obs experiences when the
patient returns home with a healthy baby, cannot be described in words.
Unfortunately, in many of the underprivileged areas, access to gynecology and obstetrics
care is highly limited which poses a greater threat to the well-being of mother and child.
Moreover, lack of awareness among women who are not highly educated, also contribute
to the certain complications.
Mother & Child Wellness Centre at ANTH is a home to quality healthcare for mother and
child where we provide a wide range of quality services ranging from 24/7 availability of
gynecologists/obstetricians, infertility treatment and normal/c-section deliveries. Not
only that, the 500-bedded tertiary care hospital has also got the ventilators for new born
and a separate Intensive Care Unit for Neonatal (NICU) as well.
The locality of Dr. Akbar Niazi Teaching Hospital is something that makes ANTH one of the
most desired choices for receiving quality healthcare as we address the health concerns
of the underprivileged people residing in nearby areas. We strive to adopt modern
practicing technology to cure thousands of patients with lesser means every year, a
feature that gives us a leading edge, making ANTH the most patient-centric caring medical
facility in the vicinity.
With a huge potential to save lives, Mother & Child Wellness Centre at Dr. Akbar Niazi
Teaching Hospital, ensures that our patients are treated in the best possible environment
with the provision of excellent medical services. We have state-of-the-art facilities as well
as the highly qualified, trained and experienced team of gynecologists and obstetricians
who are always there to deal with the ailments and concerns of both the mother and
Whether if you are looking to consult a gynecologist near you, planning for a baby, pregnant or looking for any solution of normal and complex problems, reach out Mother & Child Wellness Centre of ANTH, Satra Meel, Main Murree Road, Bhara Kahu, Islamabad.