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Important announcement from South Charleston Pediatrics and Valley Health Systems.

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Prenatal Visits


Parenthood is one of the most joyous and satisfying experiences of life. We consider it a privilege to share in the care of your baby and marvel with you at the growth and development of your child.

This website contains no secret to being a good parent. We are convinced there is no single best approach to parenting. Your baby is an individual from the day he is born. Since no two children are alike, your effectiveness as a parent depends considerably on your insight and ability to respond appropriately to the unique, individual needs of your child. Thus, this website contains general principles and instructions which you may adapt to your baby.

As your baby's pediatrician, it is our goal to protect the baby's health by assisting you in recognizing his needs. Our aim is to recognize problems early, and to prevent them by regular well child checkups, during which all aspects of health, growth, and development will be evaluated.

The doctor who discharges you from the hospital will advise you regarding your baby's first office visit.

Complementary Prenatal Visit

At your visit, you will take a brief tour of our office and have an opportunity to meet with one of our pediatricians. This meeting is an opportunity for you to get to know more about the physician who may be caring for your child for the next eighteen years.

Bring a pad and paper! Topics you may wish to discuss at your visit include the following:

  1. Mother's Obstetrical & Prenatal History
  2. Newborn Screening Tests while at the Hospital
  3. Advantages & Disadvantages of Breastfeeding vs. Formula
  4. Circumcision options
  5. Schedule of Well-Child Visits
  6. The Importance of Immunizations
  7. Safety and anticipatory guidance including:
    • carseats
    • smoking
    • supine sleeping position to prevent SIDS
    • appropriate crib accessories
  8. After Hours & Emergency Contact Information
  9. Payment & Insurance Plans Accepted
  10. Parenting Skills

We want to Meet You!

Contact our office to schedule your complementary prenatal visit.