Choosing a Pediatrician

Pregnancy Resources

It is important to find a pediatrician for your baby while you are still pregnant. Important things to consider as you choose a doctor for your baby include location, office hours, on call availability and having a physician or practice who can be supportive of your decisions about child care.

Asking friends and relatives for a pediatrician referral is a great place to start. You can also get a list of pediatricians from your doctor. You should begin looking for your pediatrician between 28 and 34 weeks and make sure he or she accepts your insurance, follows policies and procedures you are comfortable with, and is within close proximity to you and your baby.

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