Choosing a pediatrician during pregnancy

A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the care of children from infancy through adolescence. Choosing a pediatrician might not be something you think about early in pregnancy, but it’s important to make a decision well in advance of your due date.

Before you leave the hospital, a pediatrician will examine your baby and talk with you to answer any newborn-care questions you might have. You’ll likely be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment within one week.

Early pediatrician appointments are vital to ensure your newborn is healthy and thriving. During your baby’s first year, your pediatrician will help you make the right decisions when it comes to nutrition, safe sleeping, vaccinations and more.

Why choose a pediatrician with Norton Healthcare?

Our trusted pediatricians provide routine well checks and preventive medicine, as well as treat minor illnesses and injuries in newborns to teenagers.

If your child should require surgery, hospitalization or care for a complex illness, our pediatricians are connected to the pediatric specialists at Norton Children’s Hospital. Our pediatricians and specialists coordinate to provide your child with the best possible care.

Norton Healthcare has more than a dozen pediatric offices throughout Louisville, along with locations in surrounding counties and Southern Indiana.

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