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Why see a gynaecologist?

WHY SEE A GYNAECOLOGIST

Most women know who the gynaecologist is. This is the person whose job focuses mainly on the reproductive health among women where it is an important step for every woman to know how and what to do with their body in more responsible ways. You will know that you should visit the gynaecologist when there are questions about your body that you need answers to, especially in terms of puberty, pregnancy and others.

Most women delay visiting the gynaecologist as some believe that the usually GP (General Practitioner) would be able to advice them accordingly. Take note while to a certain extent, this is true, for general purposes, the GP will do the job but if you are pregnant, it would be best to visit a gynaecologist who has the expertise and professionalism to give you the opinion you need.

Seeing a gynaecologist who is often referred to as the ‘gynae’ will help you to understand your body better. When you are pregnant, the gynaecologist’s answers would help you to know why and where the changes are in your body both internally and externally. On top of that, they will help you to know the baby growing inside you better too. Most gynaecologists will help you in knowing what is normal and what is not and allow them to find any problems or complications early so that they can be solved.

Building a good and sound relationship with your gynaecologist is very useful in a long term because that would be the person you go to when you are facing uncertainties and other issues. If you are planning to start a family and are looking for ways to get pregnant, the gynaecologist will be able to help. He will be the person who will guide you through the entire pregnancy process, watching your weight, monitoring your progress and checking on the health of the baby. The work do not end there because he will continue to monitor you in ensuring that the giving birth process goes through without a glitch as well.

The gynaecologist will often recommend that you go through natural birth while only under certain circumstances will they recommend a Caesarean birth. This usually happens only around the last week of pregnancy where he will check and inform you that there has been a complication with the umbilical cord and that a Caesarean birth will be better and more appropriate. Other services that the gynaecologist will carry out with you include checking of your health, pap tests and pelvic exams, among others.