It's one of the biggest decisions you make before your baby is born. Which paediatrician is the right one for your child? Before you start your search, take a few minutes to learn exactly what this kind of doctor does. It will help you make a better choice and know what to expect when your little one arrives.
Pediatricians are doctors who manage the health of your child, including physical, behavior, and mental health issues. They're trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases.
Pediatricians have an education that gives them special skills to take care of your child's health. They graduated from medical school and completed a 3-year residency program in pediatrics.
Your baby's first examination may be with our hospital paediatrician or your chosen paediatrician. It depends on the hospital's policy and pt’s wish.
After you leave the hospital, your paediatrician will see your baby at regular intervals for checkups.
It's a personal choice whether you use one or a paediatrician. Some reasons to go with a paediatrician are: