Gynecologist Gynecology and Obstetrics are the two disciplines which treat women. (OB/GYN) An obstetrician is a doctor specializing in women during pregnancy, childbirth and right after childbirth. A gynecologist is a physician who studies the female reproductive system.
Gestation is the normal amount of time for a pregnancy, which is about 40 weeks.
During this time the baby grows and develops in the mothers uterus.
babies who are born before 37 weeks of gestation is considered premature.
Uterus The organ in which the developing fetus is called the uterus. The uterus (aka womb) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen. It lays between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix and the broader, upper part is the corpus.
RESOURCES 4TH Edition Medical Terminology: A Living Language An online Medical Dictionary www.HealthSquare.com a Women’s Health