If you’ve recently given birth to your first child, congratulations! The very exciting journey of parenting has just begun. With that said, you are most likely preparing for your newborn’s first well-visit appointment. Because this visit can come up quickly after the baby is born, most parents schedule this visit with a pediatrician while they are still in the hospital post-delivery, or very soon after coming home with their new little one.
For your baby’s first well-visit with pediatricians in Houston, TX, like the staff at CyFair Medical Partners, you are encouraged to bring another primary caregiver – such as the new father, or a grandparent, along with you and your baby. With another adult in the office, it will be easier for you to tend to your baby and retain the information the pediatrician is going over with you. It’s important to remember that any additional people in the room may cause a distraction, especially if other people are asking the doctor questions, too.
Plan for this initial visit to last about a half-an-hour, keeping in mind there will be paperwork to fill out and other important information to be exchanged. And, of course, it’s normal to feel nervous before and during this well-visit. Just remember, this visit is meant to be informative and empowering for the first-time parents!
Start your baby off on the right track with healthcare made simple by pediatricians in Houston, TX at CyFair Medical Partners. To learn more about this and our other services, contact us today.