What is the purpose of Prenatal Counseling?
posted: Apr. 29, 2022.
We can help you navigate the unexpected when you’re expecting.
Becoming a parent brings with it a roller coaster of emotions. We understand that while there is a lot of excitement during this time, there is also a lot that can overwhelm you. Our Tampa and Riverview, FL, pediatricians Dr. Elizabeth Yakubu and Dr. Alrick Drummond can help you navigate this unknown world. Here’s why prenatal counseling visits are beneficial for all soon-to-be moms.
What is the purpose of prenatal counseling?
It’s highly recommended that all women visit their baby’s pediatrician before they are even born. This is known as a prenatal counseling visit, and it allows our Tampa, Riverview, FL, team to answer any questions you may have about bringing your baby home from the hospital, feeding concerns and any questions in between. We help make the transition into motherhood a little easier by providing tips, resources and advice before the baby even comes.
As a soon-to-be parent, this is your chance to get us one on one so that we can help your baby thrive together. It also establishes trust and a bond between our team and the parents.
Who should consider prenatal counseling?
These prenatal counseling visits with our Tampa, Riverview, FL, pediatricians can be particularly helpful for first-time parents and parents with a high-risk pregnancy or multiple pregnancies and those adopting a child. Of course, all parents can benefit from these visits, especially if they have questions or concerns. We can answer everything from the proper car seat for them to us to which bedding is best to breastfeeding tips to make the first few weeks a little easier.
This is also a great time to talk to your pediatrician about how you are feeling. While this can be an exciting time, it’s also a time of great stress, and by helping you create a clear-cut plan for your baby, we can put strategies in place to help you cope with this stress once the baby comes. We will be your child’s doctor for the next 18 to 20 years, so it’s important that you develop a trustworthy, strong relationship with us now—and that starts with your prenatal counseling visit.
If you would like to schedule a prenatal counseling appointment with our Tampa and Riverview, FL, pediatricians, call Children's Health Center today at (813) 914-7772 or (813) 677-2222.