Welcome New Parents!
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in life. At Pediatric Associates of Fall River, Inc., we share your joy and enthusiasm and look forward to many years of providing support to you and your new family.
Choosing the right doctor for your new baby is a milestone in itself. Due to the extensive history of Pediatric Associates in the community, many of our expectant parents were patients themselves in their earlier days. Other patients hear about us from satisfied friends or identified us from their insurance plans
. We warmly welcome you and your new baby to our practice.
Prenatal Visits (Before the Baby Arrives)
If you would like to schedule a prenatal visit with one of our physicians, please call our office at 508-324-6800 Ext 305 or 320. During this visit, you will have the chance to get to know your new pediatrician and to ask questions about your baby and how our office works. There is no charge for this visit.
When Your Baby Arrives!
The pediatrician on call for our practice will check in on you and your baby each day you're in the hospital to answer any questions and to discuss how the baby is doing. Along with the physician visiting you in the hospital it is very likely that our Certified Lactation Consultant, Debi Caron-Levesque, RN will also visit to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about breastfeeding your new baby. We have multiple certified lactation consultants on staff at Pediatric Associates and they are a wonderful resource when your questions arise regarding breastfeeding. They can be reached by calling our office at 508-324-6800 ext 344 an leave a message and one of them will return your call.
After you return home, you may schedule an office visit (within 2-3 days of birth) to check on the baby's progress. Breastfeeding babies may be seen sooner to make sure they are gaining weight appropriately.
It is also very important to contact your health insurance carrier as soon as the baby is born to enroll your them in the your plan.
Remember, we are only a phone call away for prompt answers and advice! Our staff is committed to helping you care for your child and keeping your baby happy and healthy!