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Obstetrics is the field of study concentrated on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. As a medical specialty, obstetrics is combined with gynecology under the discipline known as obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), which is a surgical field.

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Organizations relating to Obstetrics

Nordic Midwives Association / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1950
Confederation of African Midwives Associations / Est. 2013
Southern African Network of Nurses and Midwives / Pretoria, South Africa / Est. 2000
Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network / Jinan, China / Est. 2007
Danubian Congress of Gynecologists and Obstetricians / Bratislava, Slovakia
Asian and Oceanian Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists / Seoul, Korea Rep
Convention Concerning the Employment of Women before and After Childbirth / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1919
International Council on Obstetrics
Association sages-femmes du monde / Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium
Midwife International
Postpartum Depression: Action Towards Causes and Treatment Consortium
International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology / London, UK / Est. 1990
International Childbirth Education Association / Raleigh NC, USA / Est. 1960
Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation / London, UK / Est. 1973
International Network in Kangaroo Mother Care / Est. 1996
Postpartum Support, International / Portland OR, USA / Est. 1987
Federation of Arab Gynecology Obstetric Societies / Amman, Jordan / Est. 1992
Société africaine des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens / Est. 1988
Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 2015
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / London, UK / Est. 1929
European Midwives Association / Antwerp, Belgium / Est. 1968
Fistula Foundation / San Jose CA, USA / Est. 2000
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood / Washington DC, USA
European Forum of Nursing and Midwifery Associations / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1996
African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Khartoum, Sudan / Est. 2012
Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Est. 1933
World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility / Tel Aviv, Israel
Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique / London, UK / Est. 1954
PRONTO International / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 2013
International Confederation of Midwives / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1919
East, Central and Southern African College of Nursing and Midwifery / Arusha, Tanzania UR / Est. 1988
European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Belfast, UK / Est. 1996
GoodBirth Network / North Adams MA, USA / Est. 2016
Maternity Foundation / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 2005
Enhancing Nurses’ and Midwives’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care Network / Est. 2019
International Childbirth Initiative / Est. 2018
International Foundation for Maternal, Periconceptional, Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine / Utrecht, Netherlands / Est. 2019
Florence Network for Nursing and Midwifery / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1995

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World Problems relating to Obstetrics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unnecessary gynaecological surgery
Postnatal depression

Action Strategies relating to Obstetrics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Treating postnatal depression
Promoting ante-natal care
Ensuring adequate post-natal care
Educating in midwifery

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