Congratulations! Having a baby is one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. We are here to care for your child and your family-- to listen, reassure, and answer your questions, no matter how big or small they seem. Our staff is committed to helping you keep your infant healthy and happy through every stage of development.
We encourage new parents to schedule a prenatal visit with our office. This visit allows expectant parents to become acquainted with one of our doctors, tour our office, and ask specific questions regarding their baby. The visit is complimentary
and can be held at any of our locations Monday-Friday. Schedule your appointment today.
Feel free to download our newborn booklet. It serves as a good resource, addressing our practice’s approach to many common questions related to infants.
Pediatric Specialists has privileges at the following hospitals:
- Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
- DePaul Medical Center
- Sentara Leigh Hospital
- Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
You do not need to "register" with our office before your baby is born. If you deliver
at one of these hospitals and would like one of the
physicians from Pediatric Specialists to be your baby's doctor, simply tell your obstetrician and the hospital staff when you arrive to give birth.
Our staff does not attend deliveries. Each hospital has a special group of practitioners that will provide care for your infant during the birth process. Once your baby has been delivered, the hospital will notify our office. One of our physicians will visit
you the next time s/he does rounds to answer your questions and go over basic newborn care. If there are any emergent concerns, s/he will be in sooner.
Babies born at other area hospitals are welcome to come to our office after delivery. If one of our doctors did not see your infant in the hospital, please bring your records from the delivery so we may better serve your baby when you arrive at the office.
When possible, breastfeeding is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for the first year of life. Below are some resources that may assist nursing moms.
If you are unable to breastfeed your infant, there are numerous available formulas. Listed below is more information. Please don't hesitate to contact our office with questions.