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Prenatal Consultation Specialist

Pediatricians located in Highlands Ranch & Lakewood, Colorado, and serving the surrounding communities.

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Prenatal Consultation services offered in Highlands Ranch and Lakewood, CO

If you recently found out you’re pregnant, it’s important to establish care with a pediatrician. At Academy Park Pediatrics, the team of experienced pediatricians regularly provides prenatal consultations to expectant parents free of charge. These “meet and greets” present an opportunity to review your health and prepare for the arrival of your newborn. To make an appointment in Lakewood or Highlands Ranch, Colorado, call the nearest office, or request a visit online today.

Prenatal Consultation Q & A

What is a prenatal consultation?

A prenatal consultation, or parental “meet and greet,” is an opportunity to get to know and interview your child’s future pediatrician. 

If you recently learned you’re pregnant, it’s important to find a pediatrician as soon as possible. Children who receive high-quality medical care from the time they’re born are also more likely to reach all of their developmental milestones and thrive.

By scheduling a prenatal consultation at Academy Park Pediatrics, you can prepare for your infant’s arrival and better understand what to expect.

How do I prepare for a prenatal consultation?

If you want to get the most out of your prenatal consultation at Academy Park Pediatrics, it’s important to prepare in advance. If it helps, write down any questions you have, such as:

  • How many years have you been in practice?
  • Do you have any subspecialties?
  • What are your views on breastfeeding?
  • What are your views on immunization?
  • What do you do to make visits less frightening for children?

No question is off limits. The team at Academy Park Pediatrics is committed to making your experience welcoming and non-judgmental, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind.

What happens during a prenatal consultation?

At Academy Park Pediatrics, the team offers prenatal consultations, or parental “meet and greets,” at both their Lakewood and Highlands Ranch locations. These brief consultations are free of charge.

At the beginning of your visit, the team introduces themselves and explains a little bit about their backgrounds. Then, they open the floor to you and your partner. You can ask questions or discuss concerns and fears.

If you have an underlying medical issue (or issues) that might increase the risk of premature birth or other complications, make sure to let the team know about that too. After gathering the necessary information, they can make recommendations to ensure a healthy, happy, and complication-free pregnancy.

What can I do to reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications?

If you want to reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications, the team at Academy Park Pediatrics recommends:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Taking prenatal vitamins or supplements
  • Getting vaccinated
  • Limiting travel

Don’t wait to schedule a prenatal consultation at Academy Park Pediatrics. Call the nearest office, or request a visit online today.