From Pregnancy Through Childbirth
Obstetricians specialize in pregnancy, childbirth and the time immediately following birth, called the postpartum period. Typically, you might see your obstetrician (OB) for the first time about eight weeks after a missed period. Prenatal visits usually occur about once a month throughout pregnancy—more often as you get close to your due date. OBs are surgeons and perform procedures related to pregnancy and birth, including Cesarean delivery, episiotomy, circumcision and dilation and curettage.