Expectant Mothers

Expectant Mothers

Expectant Mothers services offered in Joplin, MO

Expectant mothers often feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tasks needed to prepare for the arrival of their little ones. For those in and around Joplin, Missouri, the team at Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri is here to help you check one more thing off your list: finding a great pediatric practitioner. Book your visit online or by phone today to come in and meet the team.

Why should expectant mothers visit a pediatric office?

As you prepare to welcome your newest family member into the world, finding a great pediatric health provider is an important step. You want to cover this before your baby arrives, as newborn care visits begin immediately. 

Coming in to meet the team at Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri allows you to see how the office runs, check out the exam rooms, and meet with some of the best pediatric providers in the region. 

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance on numerous topics, including:

  • Car seat safety
  • Childproofing
  • Postpartum depression
  • Breastfeeding
  • Banking or donating cord blood
  • Bringing your baby home

Building a trusting bond with your child’s pediatric practitioner is important. Early visits help that process begin even before your little one arrives. 

What should expectant mothers look for when selecting a pediatrician?

One of the most important things to look for is a communication style that matches your own. You want to feel comfortable bringing up questions or concerns with your child’s pediatric provider. You want to feel as though you are being heard and respected. 

Take a moment to ask questions, and pay close attention to how a prospective practitioner answers. As you move through the first few years of your child’s life, you will likely spend considerable time in the office for newborn care visits. It should be a place you feel comfortable and respected. 

When is the right time for expectant mothers to visit?

The best time to come in for an initial visit is in the early stages of your third trimester. This timing ensures you get the necessary information before beginning labor and delivery. 

Of course, expectant mothers are welcome to schedule an initial visit at any time that fits their schedule. The team at Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri is here to help and enjoys meeting new families and helping them prepare for this exciting time in their lives. 

To schedule a visit, call the office during normal business hours. Online booking is also an option and takes very little time to complete.