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Obstetrics Services

Obstetrics is the branch of medicine that deals with pregnancy and giving birth. Most women have uneventful pregnancies with no complications. It is after all a natural physiological event, but part of obstetric care is to try to identify and prevent problems occurring during pregnancy and labor that could otherwise affect the health of the mother and the unborn baby.

There are numerous complications of pregnancy that make it desirable, or necessary, to either stop a labor that has started prematurely before the normal 40 weeks gestation, or to start one that has been delayed beyond this time.