Best Obstetrician Doctors in Mumbai‎ – Dr. NEELIMA MANTRI

What is Obstetrics

Obstetrics is a branch of medicine that deals with patients who are pregnant,including child birth and midwifery. Pregnancy can be healthy or an abnormal one requiring careful treatment. An obstetrician plays a pivotal role in the care of a pregnant patient and her unborn baby. Dr Neelima Mantri will ensure that you and your baby sails through this journey with ease, comfort and highest level of care. The spectrum of obstetrics comprises of various phases enumerated as follows:

  • Pre-natal phase

This covers the period of pregnancy from conception till delivery. It includes pregnancy detection, investigations management of healthy or abnormal fetus, or abnormally located fetus(ectopic pregnancy). It alsodeals with the complications and emergency conditions observed in pregnancy like pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in a pregnant woman), eclampsia, bleeding in pregnancy, pre-term labor and delivery.

  • Induction and Labor phase

This includes delivery of the patient by natural labor and labor initiation by medications (induced labor). Assisted delivery is the delivery of the baby by instruments like forceps , vacuum or by giving incision to mother’s perineum to facilitate widening of the birth canal for the provision of vaginal delivery.

    • Post-Natal phase

    This is the period following delivery of the baby. The role of the physician is to provide assistance for successful breast-feeding and to prevent post partum complications. Dr Neelima Mantri is a promoter of National Breast-feeding Initiative, and the hospital fulfils the criteria of a Baby-Friendly Hospital. Postpartum period is an appropriate time for contraceptive counselling and procedure as the patient is most receptive during this period. This phase completes with restoration of the physical health and wellbeing of the recuperating woman.



    1. What is obstetrics?

    Obstetrics is a branch of medical science that deals with pregnancy childbirth, the postpartum period and the welfare of pregnant women and babies through all these stages.

    2. Who is an obstetrician?

    An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in delivering babies, providing medical treatment and care for women during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. An obstetrician ensure both baby and mother are safely guided through all stages of pregnancy.

    To be more specific, an obstetrician:

    1. Monitors the health of mother and baby during pregnancy with imaging studies and medical tests.
    2. Keeps and a keen eye on the existing medical conditions and provides adequate treatment to eliminate complications that may show up.
    3. Recommends optimal and adequate diet, exercise regimen for the baby and mother to ensure optimal health, and successful delivery.
    4. Provides care and treatment for health issues and inconvenience caused by pregnancy.
    5. Handles high-risk pregnancies and delivers babies.

    3. What does obstetrics mean in pregnancy?

    Pregnancy is a complex journey where a woman may encounter many complications which include ectopic pregnancy, placenta issues, preeclampsia, foetal distress and more. While delivery of the baby may have its complications even the immediate post-pregnancy period may spring up a few issues for the mother and the baby without adequate medical care.Obstetrics is a medical speciality that ensures successful delivery and easy transition of mother and baby into daily life with optimal health.

    4. What is the difference between a gynaecologist and an obstetrician?

    While the terms obstetrician and gynaecologist both deal with women’s reproductive health these specialities vary in terms of particular problems they cater to.A gynaecologist is a specialist who deals with any ailment, disease or disorders concerning reproductive organs of women which include uteri, fallopian tubes, cervix, vagina and ovaries. A gynaecologist may treat problems and issues concerning the urinary system, bladder or bowel since the problems with reproductive organs are linked with these organs too. So a gynaecologist usually treats a wide spectrum of gynaecological issues which usually include problems related to chronic conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids, menstruation, hormonal disorders, STIs, urinary incontinence or injuries to reproductive organs.

    Whereas an obstetrician specifically deals with medical care and treatment through all stages of pregnancy from pre-conception, pregnancy, labour to post-pregnancy. They ensure perfect health for the baby and the mother with successful delivery and enable a smooth transition into daily life.
    Though an obstetrician is different from a gynaecologist, doctors can specialize in both branches and they are referred to as OB-GYN.

    5. Who is an OB-GYN?

    An OB-GYN is a specialist doctor with specific training in both the branches of obstetrics and gynaecology. They provide complete medical care and treatment for almost all problems related to female reproductive health. An expert OB-GYN can perform:

    1. Minimally invasive surgeries to remove abnormal growth or to repair pelvic organ injuries, caesarean sections, hysterectomy, and advanced laparoscopy.
    2. General in-office procedures like pap smears, fertility treatments, STI tests, menstruation treatments, UTIs, breast exams, and cancer screenings.

    Dr Neelima Mantri is the best gynaecologist in Mumbai and a successful OB-GYN with specialized training and a track record of high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive surgeries.