Gynecology<br />Gynecology is the study of the female reproductive system.<br />A physician who specializes in the treatment of women is called an gynecologist.<br />Most gynecologist study obstetrics concurrently with gynecology.<br />Obstetrician/gynecologist as a whole study pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system.<br />
Pictures of a Gynecological Visit<br />A patient being consulted by physician.<br />The typical exam room with exam table and stirrups<br />
Pregnancy<br /><ul><li>The time required for the development of a fetus is called gestation.
Gestation is typically 40 weeks if under 37 weeks the fetus is considered premature.</li></li></ul><li>Labor and Delivery Stages<br />Dilation stage:<br />Contractions causes the cervix to dilate to 10cm.<br />Expulsion stage:<br />This is when the pushing starts and usually ends with the baby coming out unless complications arise and emergency C-section is needed.<br />Placental stage:<br />The placenta is separated and delivered <br />
Dilation Stage<br />The cervix will start contracting every ten minutes for about 30 seconds and then towards the end the contractions will come every 2-3 minutes for about 60 seconds. When the cervix has dilated to about 10 cm. then it is time for the second stage.<br />
Expulsion stage<br />The woman will start to push and usually her contractions are further apart to help aid in some rest between the pushes. During this time, the physician my request that there be an episiotomy done which is basically a cut to prevent too much damage from natural tearing. <br />
Placental Stage<br /> The uterus will begin to contract again and my require minimal pushing. This stage is typical around five to ten minutes long which ends in the separation and delivery of the placenta.<br />