Watch the video below to find out what makes a day in the life of an OBGYN. Obstetrics gynecology takes care of women and children to reduce maternal and infant mortality. It journeys with mothers through the entire process of childbirth and after to ensure their health status is top-form.
Obstetrics gynecologists, known as OBGYN play a crucial role in providing these services at health facilities.
A typical day at the hospital falls on either; the obstetrics or the night rotation.
The obstetrics rotation begins at 7 am and ends at 5:30 pm. The medic first signs in and goes through the sign-out reports from the night rotation staff. They get updated on all patients and run pre and post-ops. If there are any surgeries, they prepare the patients and also deal with post-partum problems that arise among the patients. They do ward rounds and settle in to prepare the sign-out report from 5 pm before handing it over to the night round specialists at 5:30 pm.
The night round begins at 5:30 pm and is the busiest. Residents are trained longer before being assigned this shift that has the most number of services. A junior and senior resident handle the night round. The junior resident handles low-risk cases, while the senior resident deals with high-risk ones. The shift begins by looking at the sign-out report. They do major surgeries, C-sections, and post-partum monitoring. In the end, they prepare a sign-out report and hand it over to the obstetrics round.