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THE PRENATAL VISIT

Choosing a pediatrician before your baby is born has many advantages.  This early visit will give you a chance to interview your baby’s prospective pediatrician and see if you are comfortable with his or her style of practice as well as the practice itself.  After all, you’ll be establishing the beginning of a long relationship.  You don’t want to find out at your first office visit, with a crying baby, that you have made a mistake.  Before the baby is born, things will generally be calmer and you can focus on asking questions about preparing for your baby’s arrival and learn about what to expect during and after delivery.  Knowing what to expect can do wonders to ease the mind of first time parents and make those first few days less stressful.  The prenatal visit also gives the pediatrician a chance to provide you with information about breastfeeding, circumcision and safety issues so you can plan accordingly.  Here are some things you should discuss with your baby’s pediatrician . . .

GENERAL OFFICE ISSUES:Dr. H. with first newborn of AO Medical

  • Location

  • Office hours

  • Availability of the pediatrician

  • Appointment scheduling

  • Insurance and fee

  • Waiting time

  • Weekend or after-hours sick visits

  • Emergencies

  • Covering doctors

  • Hospitals

PEDIATRICIAN RELATED ISSUES:

  • Training and certification

  • Experience

  • Philosophies

BABY RELATED ISSUES (BEFORE BIRTH):

  • Health issues of the mother that may affect the baby

  • Breast vs. bottle feeding

  • Daycare vs. homecare

  • Cloth vs. plastic diapers

  • Siblings

  • Pets

BABY RELATED ISSUES (IN THE HOSPTIAL):

  • The delivery room

  • The baby’s first exam

  • The baby’s first medications and shots

  • Circumcision care

BABY RELATED ISSUES (GOING HOME):

  • Feeding, stooling and voiding

  • Bathing and cord care

  • Car seats

  • Sleep position

  • Pacifiers

  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  • When to call the pediatrician

  • Routine visit schedule

  • Immunization schedule

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