Copyright ⓒ 2014 John Sangwon Lee, MD., FAAP
Choose a pediatrician for your baby during pregnancy 임신 중 소아과 전문의를 정한다
After receiving confirmation that you are pregnant, you should soon appoint a gynecologist, midwife, or another specialist who can take care of pregnancy, delivery, postpartum recovery, etc. When the third trimester of pregnancy comes, a pediatrician should also be sought.
In fact, the pediatrician should be the doctor of the fetus growing in the stomach. Pregnant women have many questions about the fetus growing in the belly.
If a pediatrician is needed while a baby is giving birth in a hospital delivery room, sometimes the baby has problems with the fetus before birth or when there is a possibility that the pediatrician will wait in the delivery room with a gynecologist to provide the necessary neonatal emergency care.
We also consult with pregnant women on how to breastfeed their future babies, how to raise them, and how to circumcise.
In the future, after the baby is born, until the age of 18, you will have the opportunity to become a regular pediatrician for the child and ask for a request.
If the family doctor who helped the baby can be appointed as the baby’s pediatrician, and the family doctor cannot help the baby’s health, a pediatrician for the baby is appointed by the family’s referral.
Otherwise, a pediatrician can be appointed with the help of a gynecologist, a nurse assisting him in the hospital, or a secretary working in the hospital. Sometimes, you can ask a public health center, a medical association, or a teacher who teaches pregnancy and childbirth education to choose a pediatrician you like.
Or you can ask friends, seniors, or neighbors to find a pediatrician. When choosing a doctor for your baby, it’s a good idea to have a pediatrician or family doctor who works in a pediatric hospital near your home as much as possible.
Each country will have different methods of seeking a pediatrician depending on the country’s medical administration and circumstances.
Here’s how to get a pediatrician in the United States.
The pediatrician is a doctor who practiced alone, Whether there are several pediatricians practicing together,
Which hospitals children are admitted to when they are sick and need inpatient treatment, Whether you can ask your doctor if you have a question on the phone because your child is sick on a Sunday or on a public holiday or in the evening after regular office hours;
If the child is sick, can you see it outside of the doctor’s office hours?
Or if another fellow doctor can do it,
When you go to the hospital because of a health problem, you can find out by phone whether the pediatrician sees the patient directly or the nurse usually sees the patient. If you like the information you have obtained so far, go directly to the hospital or pediatrician to find out if you like the emotions and attitudes of the working people,
the environment and cleanliness of the hospital, etc.,
and a doctor about overall pediatrics such as breastfeeding, circumcision, and regular health checkups.
Also learn about the philosophy of Also, find out about medical expenses and medical insurance, and consult with your doctor.
When it comes to pediatrics, it’s surprising that parents come after studying medicine a lot and ask a lot of questions and sometimes a lot of time is wasted.
However, I would also recommend to my family to do this.
It may seem strange, but this is the trend these days parents are choosing a pediatrician for their children. Copyright ⓒ 2014 John Sangwon Lee, MD., FAAP
“부모도 반의사가 되어야 한다”-본 사이트의 내용은 여러분들의 의사로부터 얻은 정보와 진료를 대신할 수 없습니다.
“The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your doctor may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
“Parental education is the best medicine.“