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Free Prenatal Consultation Specialist

Baldwin Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Panama City, FL

When you’re expecting a baby, establishing a supportive medical home with an experienced pediatrician is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for your newborn’s arrival. Board-certified pediatrician Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABIHM, and the team at Baldwin Pediatrics in Panama City, Florida, offer free prenatal consultations for expectant parents in the Bay County area. Call the office today or click on the online booking tool to schedule a visit with Dr. Azam at your convenience.

Free Prenatal Consultation Q & A

What’s a prenatal pediatrician consultation?

Although most expectant parents know how important it is to make sure their newborn has an experienced pediatrician and a caring medical home from the moment they arrive, finding the right doctor before your baby’s birth can seem daunting.

A prenatal consultation gives expectant parents a way to meet the physicians they’re interested in, find out more about their background and care philosophy, and discuss any questions or concerns they may have about newborn care.

For Dr. Azam and the team at Baldwin Pediatrics, prenatal consultations offer an excellent opportunity to get to know soon-to-be parents, talk about basic newborn health and safety, and provide important information about well-child checkups in the first year of life and beyond.

What can I expect during a prenatal consultation?

A prenatal pediatrician consultation helps lay the foundation for the trusting and collaborative relationship between families and their chosen health care provider. This foundational relationship helps children stay healthy from infancy to early adulthood.

Besides getting to know Dr. Azam and her team during your visit, you can expect to cover a variety of topics related to newborn care, ranging from basic health and safety to the importance of developmental exams and immunizations. You may cover:

  • Safe sleep habits for infants
  • Breastfeeding benefits
  • Diapering and bathing basics
  • Proper car seat installation and use
  • Benefits and risks of circumcision
  • Cord blood donation benefits
  • Future childcare plans
  • Signs of postpartum depression

Because your newborn won’t start receiving routine immunizations until they’re a few months old, Dr. Azam can also recommend which vaccinations you and other family members may need to keep your newborn protected.

What are the benefits of choosing a pediatrician before birth?

Most expectant parents wouldn’t want to welcome their newborn into the world before they had a chance to buy clothes, diapers, a swaddling blanket, and a few burp cloths. Much like these basic necessities, having a caring and experienced pediatrician you trust is indispensable to your child’s health and wellness.

In addition to performing a comprehensive newborn exam 1-3 days after your baby’s birth, Dr. Azam provides frequent, ongoing care, including developmental screenings and immunizations, throughout your child’s infancy.

Along the way, Dr. Azam is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have as a parent and caregiver. With more than 15 years of experience, she can offer authoritative and practical advice on virtually any aspect of your child’s health, development, care, and safety.

To schedule a free prenatal pediatrician consultation with Dr. Azam, call Baldwin Pediatrics or click on the online scheduler today.