Hudson Valley Parent

HVP April 2016

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16 Hudson Valley Parent n April 2016 on information about nutrition for both baby and mom, and making sure all the nursery furniture is fully assembled and placed exactly where you want it. But understandably, first-time parents may also have questions about their growing bundles of joy A s you plan for your first child, you're probably doing all you can to prepare for baby's arrival on the great stage of life - including regular visits to your obstetrician, brushing up Doctor Q&A for f irst-time parents on everything from meeting their child's future doctor to getting baby to sleep through the night and the ABCs of diaper changing. Who bet- ter to ask than a doctor? We queried four area pediatri- cians with questions many first-time parents may have wondered about but didn't know how - or whom - to ask. They graciously offered the following for new parents: Q: Should parents meet their child's doctor before delivery? A: Absolutely yes! You are starting a new relationship for your baby and family that you hope will last 18 or more years. Dr. C. Barbara Gannon Washingtonville Pediatrics Washingtonville

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