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Choosing a Pediatrician During Pregnancy

Finding 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 Norton Children’s Medical Group Pediatrician

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 pediatric offices throughout Louisville, along with locations in surrounding counties and Southern Indiana.

Visit Us On a Newbie Night

Meet the pediatricians and providers, see the office and make sure it’s right for your family. Newbie Nights, hosted by Norton Children’s Medical Group pediatrician offices, allow soon-to-be parents, newcomers and those in need of a new pediatrician to visit an office and ask questions before scheduling an appointment.

What to Expect from Norton Women’s Care

More mothers in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose to deliver their babies at Norton Hospital or Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than with any other hospital system in the area.

We deliver more than 8,000 babies a year. We’re close to you with more than 90 providers at more than 25 locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Choosing Norton Women’s Care gives you many options for how delivery day could go — all with the confidence of knowing that our obstetrics and pediatric specialists are there to help. With Norton Women’s Care you’ll find:

  • The birth experience you want. You can choose natural childbirth, a midwife, labor tub, nitrous oxide and other birthing options. We’ll recommend a C-section (cesarean section) or induced labor only if it’s medically necessary.
  • Preparation. Our specialists offer the support you need, including free Lamaze and other childbirth classesnew parent classesbreastfeeding supportchild safety classes and more.
  • Confidence and quality in care. Norton Women’s Care has been recognized as High Performing — the highest rating available — for maternity care with fewer complications and C-sections, plus breastfeeding support and other benefits.
  • The highest level (Level IV) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Louisville and Southern Indiana at Norton Children’s Hospital, and a sophisticated Level III NICU at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
  • Around-the-clock OB/GYN care at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital emergency departments.
  • Board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists who can help guide you through a high-risk pregnancy, from preexisting diabetes to a fetal echocardiogram to diagnose a congenital heart defect before a baby is born.
  • Convenient access to your medical record. Communicate with your health care provider, get lab results, renew prescriptions and more through your free MyNortonChart account.
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