Expecting a baby? Get to know us safely
May 18, 2021
We make choosing your baby's first doctor easy. Book a meet-and-greet visit with our pediatricians in person or via secure video — and there’s no cost to you.
To set up a time, call 1-855-CTMD-411.
Most insurances are accepted, including CT State Medicaid (HUSKY).
Preparing for baby checklist:
Interview and choose a pediatrician
Verify health insurance coverage for baby
Get your vaccinations to protect baby (Tdap and seasonal flu)
Tour birthing center at chosen hospital
Sign up for a breastfeeding class
Install a car seat and have it properly checked
Buy a baby thermometer and bulb syringe
Create a list of emergency and doctors’ numbers
Decide how to fairly share responsibilities between parents
Have seasonally appropriate clothing for baby
Stock up on of baby care essentials: wipes, diapers, rash cream, etc.
Set rules for visitors, like when and what precautions to take
Find trusted childcare
After your baby is born, schedule your baby's first visit with their doctor