Obstetrics is the medical specialty that takes care of the pregnant woman from the beginning to the end of the pregnancy. The main objectives of obstetrics are identification and prevention of the pregnancy associated risks, as well as fighting off the possible complications that may encounter during those 9 months so both the mother and child will not suffer.
Gynecology, on the other hand, is the medical specialty that studies the physiology and pathology of the female reproductive organs outside the pregnancy. This includes supervising the harmonious development of the female genitalia during childhood and puberty. It also includes the treatment of all the conditions that affect the female intimate area such as infections, inflammations, tumors or other pathologies.