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Obstetric anesthesiology is devoted to the comprehensive anesthetic management of women during pregnancy and the puerperium.

Obstetric anesthesiologists typically serve as consultants to ob-gyn physicians and provide pain management for both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies. An obstetric anesthesiologist's practice may consist largely of managing pain during vaginal deliveries and administering anesthesia for cesarean sections.