Francisco Anguiano, MD, provides quality obstetrics care at his practice in Chula Vista, California. With his compassionate medical team, Dr. Anguiano helps women through all stages of life, including before, during, and after pregnancy. The health of you and your baby is the primary concern. Call or book an appointment online to visit the office.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the female reproductive system and the well-being of the pregnant mother from conception through pregnancy, as well as after delivery. An obstetrician also works with pediatricians and neonatologists to help care for the newborn and reduce the risk of disease and health complications.

Some of the functions an obstetrician performs include:

  • Assisting and monitoring your pregnancy
  • Assisting and monitoring your delivery and collaborating with midwives during labor
  • Performing an episiotomy when necessary — a procedure to enlarge the birth canal
  • Assisting in speeding up the delivery process using special techniques in a prolonged labor to prevent fetal distress
  • Performing a Caesarean section, if necessary, to surgically remove the baby from the womb to reduce labor complications
  • Diagnosing and treating an ectopic pregnancy — a pregnancy that occurs outside the womb, typically in the fallopian tubes

Dr. Anguiano and his team provide testing, scanning, and constant medical monitoring throughout your pregnancy and after delivery, with the health and safety of you and your baby as the primary concern.

How is an obstetrician different from a gynecologist?

Obstetrics and gynecology are twin practices, and Dr. Anguiano specializes in both. Obstetrics is centered around pregnancy and any associated complications and procedures, while gynecology encompasses all other aspects of female reproductive health care, such as sexual health, contraception, preventive care, annual exams, and more.

Obstetrics and gynecology are specialties that require additional training after the doctor obtains a medical degree. Many doctors, including Dr. Anguiano, choose to become qualified in both subjects as an OB-GYN.

Dr. Anguiano provides all prenatal care in his convenient Chula Vista, California, office. He delivers babies at two nearby hospitals, the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and the Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista.

What are the benefits of receiving care from an OB-GYN?

Because he is trained in both gynecology and obstetrics, Dr. Anguiano is well-versed in all aspects of female reproductive health care and complications that are specific to women. An OB-GYN is your medical support system and guidance through all stages of your life, including your reproductive years.

Having a medical provider you’re comfortable with and who knows your medical history can make you much more comfortable during your pregnancy. Dr. Anguiano and his caring medical team guide women from conception through after the birth, helping you to have the safest, healthiest, and happiest pregnancy. Call or book your appointment online today.