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Prepare for Childbirth & Parenthood

Prenatal visits help you prepare for childbirth and parenthood during the final stages of your pregnancy. 

Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC in Germantown, Tennessee, offers prenatal visits for you and your family to familiarize yourself with the office, providers, and staff. To schedule your prenatal visit, call the practice or book an appointment online today.

Prenatal Visits Q&A

What are prenatal visits?

Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC offers prenatal visits for expectant mothers and families. While you can get the majority of your prenatal care visits from your obstetrician, the prenatal visits aim to act as a first step in establishing your baby’s medical home.

Your initial prenatal visit is complimentary and gives you the opportunity to meet the team and explore the office. The providers give you an office tour and let you know what you can expect when bringing your child in for care as they grow older.

You can call ahead during normal office hours to talk to the staff about scheduling your initial prenatal visit and ask any preliminary questions about what to bring and how to prepare. The team encourages you to ask lots of questions during your visit, so it might be a good idea to prepare a list.

What happens during prenatal visits?

Your initial prenatal visit at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC involves meeting your child’s future providers and getting a tour of the office.

You want to choose a pediatrician who makes you feel comfortable and at home, and the team and staff at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC want to make sure you feel confident in bringing in your new baby.

During your prenatal visit, you may ask questions like:

  • How often do I need to come in for newborn visits?
  • How can I prepare my home for a new baby?
  • What should I expect with feeding and diaper changes?
  • Which immunizations does my newborn need?
  • Which changes do I need to make in my routine to keep my baby healthy during pregnancy?

Your providers at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC have lots of experience and training in newborn care. They can help smooth your transition into parenthood, especially if it’s your firstborn child.

When should I come in for prenatal visits?

Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC encourages expectant mothers and families to schedule a prenatal visit sometime during the third trimester. You can bring your whole family in for the visit so you can make decisions about your newborn’s future care together.

When you deliver your baby, a pediatrician in the hospital is in charge of their care. You can come back to the practice within three days of your discharge from the hospital to get started on newborn care, immunizations, and developmental visits.

In order for your providers at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC to get the information they need on your new baby, you must provide their name to the hospital physicians so they can transfer important information on your baby’s health.

If you’re entering the third trimester of pregnancy and looking for a pediatrician for your new baby, call Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC, or schedule a prenatal visit online today.

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