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Fact file 6: Obstetrics, gynaecology, and neonatology

Daisy Fancourt

in Arts in Health

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198792079
Published online July 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191834455 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198792079.003.0019
Fact file 6: Obstetrics, gynaecology, and neonatology

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Obstetrics (a branch of medicine focusing on childbirth and midwifery), gynaecology (a field of medicine specific to women and girls with a particular focus on the reproductive system), and neonatology (a subspecialty of paediatrics focused on the care of newborn infants, especially those who are premature) cover the whole span of pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period for both mothers and babies. The topics covered by these disciplines include family planning, reproductive medicine, menopausal and geriatric (older adult) gynaecology, maternal medicine, and female urology. Because of the breadth of these disciplines, care teams involve hospital clinicians, surgeons, family doctors, nurses, midwives, doulas, and health visitors, among others....

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Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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