7 Tips for Navigating Pregnancy Complications
Ease your mind with our step-by-step guide
Build a Library
Ask your doctor or clinic personnel if they have any printed information about your problem. Some clinics will have nurse educators and pamphlets that can help you. Libraries and the Internet are rich source of information on pregnancy complications and preexisting conditions.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask … Again
If you’re anxious and just can’t remember what you were told at a doctor visit, telephone your physician or one of the staff to discuss your questions and concerns. Don’t be afraid to ask … even if you think you’ve already asked a question (but can’t remember the answer!). It is your physician’s job to provide you with any information that can help you better manage your and your baby’s health.
Prepare for Birth
Are you nervous about what will happen after Baby is born? Make an appointment to speak with the pediatrician that will be your child’s doctor. Or ask your OB if she can help you set up a meeting with your hospital neonatologist.
Ask for a tour of your hospital’s maternity ward, nursery, and NICU. Many institutions will also help you set up a consultation with a specialist to discuss what will happen during your birth and what to expect once Baby is born.
Knowing what will happen ahead of time can greatly reduce prenatal fears.
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