Preparing for BABY
Many questions enter future parents’ minds when starting to plan for a family: Am I ready? What do I need to do? Am I too old to have a baby?
Questions to Ask When Choosing A Hospital:
According to Theresa Buckson, M.D., a boardcertified obstetrician, the most common questions for soon-to-be parents focus on nutrition and medical concerns or risks associated with women in the over-35 and over-40 age group.
“It is important to discuss any questions or concerns you might have with your doctor,” said Dr. Buckson. “It’s also important to share any prior conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, and let your physician know about all medications or vitamin supplements you are taking.”
According to Dr. Buckson, some medications or vitamins can be harmful when used during pregnancy. However, medications can be changed so they are safe for a growing baby. Medical conditions also are important to address for the health of both the mother and child.
Dr. Buckson encourages future parents to take into account the physician and hospital when deciding to have a baby.
“A physician will be in charge of your pregnancy the entire time,” she said. “And the facility is where you will have your birthing experience.”
Before You Conceive and During Pregnancy
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