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Tips For Choosing A Pediatrician

Updated on June 15, 2017

Start Looking For A Prenatal Practitioner

It's is easier to find an obstetrician or midwife now before you are pregnant, which will reduce the stress of trying to find one during your pregnancy for your first prenatal check up. If you plan to keep your regular ob-gyn you are one step ahead. Otherwise, start to scout out the best practitioner who you feel is right for you, after finding one schedule an interview and a pregnancy exam.

Dentist Appointment. You will need to schedule an appointment with your dentist before you get pregnant it is as important as a visit to your family doctor. Because getting pregnant in the future could affect your mouth and your mouth could possibly affect your baby. Your hormones could affect existing gum and tooth problems, which increase the problems in your mouth because of poor maintenance. Research have established that gum disease may be associated with some pregnancy complications. So before you indulge in the process of getting pregnant, make sure that your mouth is in shape. Make sure that all dentistry is addressed including X-rays, fillings, and surgery completed, so there won't be a need during your pregnancy.

Check family background. Know the health history for both you and your partner, it is very important to find out if there are any history of medical problems and genetic or chromosomal disorders such as fragile X syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, hemophilia, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs disease.

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    • parwatisingari profile image

      parwatisingari 

      5 years ago from India

      If they do not have family doctor, that is the first thing they need to do. If they are continuing to live in the town they grew in then the doctor they consulted should be fine.

    • alvairs profile imageAUTHOR

      Barrington Nixon 

      5 years ago from Brampton Ontario Canada

      This post suggest steps to take during family planning, before pregnancy, and for new mothers that may not have a family doctor.

      Thanks for commenting though it is appreciated.

    • parwatisingari profile image

      parwatisingari 

      5 years ago from India

      If you are giving suggestions to find a pediatrician, your blog does not answer the issue.

      If you want to know how to find one, I usually tell my patients this.

      1. stick to your family doctor he will send you to the right one for you.

      2. The nursing home where you delivered will have a pediatrician on call.

      these kind of takes care of things.

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