What is an OB/GYN or Midwife?

An obstetrician/gynecologist — or OB/GYN — is a physician who is specially trained in the female reproductive system, both medically and surgically. They complete 4 years of residency in reproductive healthcare and primary care for women.

While many people may hear the word “midwife” and think of pregnancy, midwives at Northern Light Mercy also provide more general gynecological care.

Because your OB/GYN or midwife specializes in women’s health, they often serve as consultants to other providers and primary care providers for women.