Obstetrics is a field of medicine that deals with pregnancy and giving birth.  As an affiliate, Dr. Ellman performs all deliveries and obstetrical surgeries at West Boca Medical Center.  Our top priority is to make sure your baby is delivered in a safe, comforting environment.

Why choose our clinic for the birth of your child? Because we offer the following:

  • Experienced, compassionate Provider and medical staff

  • Friendly and professional care dedicated to each new mother, including early pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period

  • Warm, relaxing environment equipped with everything a mother needs

  • Modern birth methods, including epidural anesthesia and analgosedation

  • Access to fully-equipped neonatal unit at West Boca Medical Center – including incubators, phototherapy lamps, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, etc.

We are a family-oriented practice, taking special care of each new baby and its mother during the entire time they spend at our clinic. Every patient is granted a personal case management approach,

We adhere to the following principles: safety, comfort, highest quality medical care, respecting the privacy and needs of our patients. Our wish is for new mothers to feel as relaxed as they can during this turbulent, but rewarding period of their lives. We give our best to make the first contact with your new child filled with only pleasant memories since we know how special these moments can be for each new parent.

When are babies born?

In most cases, babies are born from the start of the 38th week up until the end of the 41st week of the gestation period. This would be the 10th lunar month or the 9th calendar month of pregnancy. Babies born before the 38th week are considered prematurely born, while those born after the 41st week fall under post-term pregnancy.

How are babies delivered?

Most babies are delivered naturally through the vagina, while some have to undergo the cesarean section (C-section) – a surgical procedure in which the doctor opens the belly of the mother to deliver the child. This method is only used when the baby cannot be born through the vagina, due to possible danger either to the mother or child.

Your first encounter with the newborn baby happens immediately after vaginal birth, while the C-section involves anesthesia, and the mother sees her child when she wakes up. A special kind of anesthesia can be administered if the mother wishes to stay awake during the C-section.

Mother Kissing Her Newborn Baby


OB/GYNs specialize in women’s health. “OB” stands for obstetrician obstetrics, while “GYN” stands for gynecologist or gynecology. So yes, an OB/GYN is indeed a gynecologist.

All obstatcricians are gyncologists, but not all gynocologists are obstatricians. However, most gynecologists are also obstetricians. Obstetrics refers to the specific branch of medicine that relates to all medical and surgical care that happens before, during, and after a woman gives birth. Obstetricians are responsible for the woman’s pre- and postpartum health. On the other hand, gynecologists care for women of all ages — whether or not a woman has conceived a child or given birth.

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, you should schedule an appointment to meet with an obstetrician. If your current doctor is just a gynecologist (and not an obstetrician), you can ask them to refer you to an OB/GYN. Depending on your medical history and/or conditions (for example, if you have a family history of infertility, bleeding, or diabetes), your obstetrician may want to see you even earlier.




“Dr. David Ellman and his entire staff are extremely warm, caring, knowledgeable professionals, who clearly have the patients’ Health and well being as their top priority. The brand new office is immaculate.”

“I absolutely love Dr. Ellman! He just delivered our first baby this weekend and I have to say that being a first time mom he made the whole experience from first OB doctors appointment right up to delivery a very special experience! He is very accommodating, and doesn’t just make you feel like a name on a chart.”


“Dr.Ellman has been my OB for almost 5yrs. He is not just my OB, he is more like family. He delivered my brothers now 21 & 5yrs old and also my daughter 3yrs & my expectant son. I wouldn’t trade him for the world.”

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