Embryology, Pregnancy, and Neonatology

Learning Objectives

When completing this chapter, the learner will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the common processes in obstetrics
  • Describe the specialty of obstetrics
  • Spell and pronounce the medical terms used in obstetrics and use correct abbreviations
  • Identify the medical specialties associated with obstetrics and neonatology
  • Explore common complications and procedures related to obstetrics and neonatology


Obstetrics is a specialty that is concerned with the mother and fetus during pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum period. Obstetricians study obstetrics and gynecology and are referred to as OB/GYNs (obstetrics and gynecology).

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