We offer free group informational sessions in the evening and during the day to meet one of our providers and answer any questions you may have. We want to make this as easy for you as possible so we do not require you to attend these sessions to choose our practice, nor do we require any pre-registration with our office. We find out that you have chosen our practice by the call we get from the Hospital (Shady Grove or Holy Cross-Silver Spring) or by the parent calling to make the first appointment (if the baby is born at a different hospital).
Here are some things to keep in mind:
Our Lactation Consultants are here to not only help you when the baby arrives, but they can answer questions you may have PRIOR to the baby coming. Feel free to call us to speak to a consultant. They can do private prenatal consultations as well through the Breastfeeding Center of Maryland.
Make sure you let the hospital know who you have selected as your pediatrician (if delivering at Holy Cross-Silver Spring or Shady Grove) so they know to call us when the baby arrives! We will come visit you within 24hrs of birth!
If you deliver at a hospital where we do not have privileges, then a staff pediatrician will examine the baby in the hospital and we will want you to schedule an appointment in our office for your first visit within 2 days of discharge.
Most of all...DON'T worry if you aren't ready or have everything you need! You are not alone. Most parents are not truly ready until the baby arrives and then you let the baby dictate. So, sit back and enjoy this time in your life and take in all the moments.
Click here for a copy of our prenatal packet. (You will get a copy of this emailed when you register for a prenatal session).