Yes! Being a mother is a natural thing, and we should be prepared to give birth. However, is normal to be anxious and full of questions.
Besides consulting your OB/GYN specialist, you could also go to a pediatrician to help clear up your doubts and start working on your “what’s next” questions.
Pediatricians could help with breastfeeding tips and can also give extra advice during pregnancy.
Some doctors say that once you are 5 months in, is good to start assembling a “baby team” including a pediatrician, lactation consultant, a doula and a babysitter or a helper.
Some pediatricians also recommend doing all your baby shopping at least one month before your due date. Once you enter the last month, you never know what can happen – and it’s better to be prepared in case you have to go to the hospital earlier than planned. Plus, you will feel more comfortable once you are at home with all the things you need: diapers, a breast pump, cotton, wipes, etc.
Remember that once your baby is here, you wont have too much time – so anything you can do before giving birth will be a weight off your shoulders later.
Pediatrician Anchorage AK Dr. Stephen Baker sees expecting mothers to help with their doubts and concerns, and treats their children from the day they’re born.