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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
European Forum of Nursing and Midwifery Associations / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1996
Florence Network for Nursing and Midwifery / Est. 1995
Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network / Jinan, China / Est. 2007
PRONTO International
Maternity Foundation / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 2005
Danubian Congress of Gynecologists and Obstetricians / Bratislava, Slovakia
Asian and Oceanian Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists / Seoul, Korea Rep
World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility / Tel Aviv, Israel
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 Childbirth Initiative / Est. 2018
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
European Midwives Association / Antwerp, Belgium / Est. 1968
East, Central and Southern African College of Nursing and Midwifery / Arusha, Tanzania UR / Est. 1988
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
African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Khartoum, Sudan / Est. 2012
Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 2015
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / London, UK / Est. 1929

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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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