Post # 1
We’ve found our pediatrician [my midwife said we needed to have one before our 36 week appointment] but I’m not sure if I need to contact the office personally before we have our baby. I’ve read that the labor and delivery nurses will contact the doctor after the baby is born, but wondering if I need to do any pre-registering before hand.
Sidenote: We’ve heard great things about him from friends and are confident he’ll be a good fit–we’re not too worried about interviewing him before we start bringing bambino there : ) Otherwise I’m sure we’d contact the office before.
So much to figure out being a first time momma! Thanks loves!
Post # 3
@caiters_marie: I had the same thing my pediatrician was recommended by family. I never spoke to him until the first appt. He was suppposed to do the in suite check while I was in the hospital but couldn’t and we had no problems whatsoever. I wouldn’t worry unless you have questions.
Post # 4
I contacted them ahead of time to make sure they took our insurance as well as accepting new patients. They gave me info regarding her first visit/when to contact them/how insurance would work since we wouldn’t have DD insurance card yet.
But I definitely suggest contacting them just to familiarize yourself with the office, get a feel of their front desk people but also to give them a little heads up of when you’re due/approx when the baby will be born 🙂
Post # 5
I contacted mine just to make sure they’d be able to take us. I would recommend doing that, just for your peace of mind. I didn’t bother interviewing them or anything like that, even though people say you should.