Clinical Specialties - Maternity
What is an Obstetrician?
An obstetrician is a doctor who has specialised in the area of medicine associated with pregnancy and childbirth. This field of medicine is often referred to as “OB-GYN” which stands for obstetrics and gynaecology (the study of a woman’s reproductive system). These two fields of study are inextricably linked and many doctors are specialists in both, however, an Obstetrician refers to the Doctor who specifically looks after the health of a mother and baby before, during and after birth.
Why have an Obstetrician?
Having an Obstetrician to assist you during your pregnancy and labour can provide huge peace of mind. Their broad and extensive experience can ensure that they can guide you through this exciting period and manage and monitor how you and your baby are progressing. Should you experience any difficulties, then you can feel confident in the knowledge that your Obstetrician is specifically trained to deal with any problems that may occur. After all, you want to feel sure that you and your baby are in the best possible hands.
As the largest private hospital in NSW and with over 100 years’ experience serving the people of Sydney, Sydney Adventist Hospital (affectionately known as the San) continues to attract some of the State’s best Obstetrician’s to assist in the delivery of over 2,000 babies per year.
We currently have around 20 accredited obstetric specialists, chosen for their ability to provide patients with the best possible level of care and for their knowledge and skill in this field.
Many of the obstetricians have particular areas of sub-specialty dealing with women’s health issues. See profiles on our remarkable specialists, or click here to find out more details and how to get in touch with them.