Expecting a baby…
Congratulations! Here are some steps to get started at Laurelwood Pediatrics!
Select your pediatrician
Each of our doctors is unique and that diversity means that you’ll be able to find just the right fit for you and your child. Check out our provider page for more information about each of them.
Consider a prenatal visit
A prenatal visit is not required but may be helpful if you have questions that you want to discuss with your pediatrician before the baby arrives.
Register with your hospital
If you will deliver at Methodist Germantown or Baptist Women’s Hospital, let them know who will be your pediatrician. After you deliver, our doctors will check on your baby daily.
If you will deliver a another hospital, a hospital based pediatrician will check the baby. However, if you have questions for us feel free to call.
Schedule your first appointment
Your baby’s first checkup visit will be at 2 weeks age. In some cases, we may ask you to come in earlier than that to check on feeding and make sure that you are off to a good start.
Of course, if you are nervous about anything and would like to come in sooner you are welcome to call for an earlier appointment.
Fill out a bit of paperwork
When you arrive for your visit, there will be some paperwork to do. If you would like to do that ahead of time, you may download those forms and bring them with you to the office.