Obstetricians provide pregnancy care for both the mother and the foetus—the unborn child. Obstetricians help deliver babies at childbirth and then help mothers recover from the physical and mental strains of pregnancy and childbirth. Obstetricians do not treat health issues beyond pregnancy.
Gynaecologists, on the other hand, do not deliver babies or treat pregnant women. They instead focus on the health of the uterus, the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, and other organs of the female reproductive system. Both obstetricians and gynaecologists may prescribe drugs or perform surgery to treat a patient.