5 Steps Before Baby
If you’re in your second or third trimester of pregnancy, your “to-do” list before your baby arrives may be growing by the day. You’ll want to add these tasks to your list and check them off soon, so you can concentrate on bonding and spending time with your baby once he or she is born.
- Check Your Insurance Information
Now is the time to make sure you know what healthcare services your insurance plan covers. You need to make sure your plan covers the doctor you choose for your baby. You should also take note that many insurance companies will cover a breast pump, so you can contact them now to check for coverage.
- Choose a Pediatrician for Your Baby
Don’t wait until after your baby is born to select a pediatrician. You will take your baby for a check-up just a few days after you leave the hospital, so you want to have everything prepared.
As you consider your options, check your insurance plan to make sure the doctor is in-network and ask if you can take a tour of the pediatrician’s office and meet the staff before your baby is born. Search for a pediatrician who is currently accepting new patients.
- Pre-register for the Hospital
Complete our pre-registration process to ensure our staff is prepared when you arrive at the hospital when it’s time to have your baby.
- Take a Prenatal Education Class and Tour
Get ready for your baby’s arrival by signing up for prenatal and parent education classes. Check out our class offerings for more information.
- Pack Your Hospital Bag
Don’t put this task off until the last minute – when you’re in labor and in a rush to get to the hospital to meet your baby. View our hospital essentials list for a comprehensive guide on what you should pack for you, your support person and your baby.