“What do I do at my appointment?”

  • You can bring your baby or arrange for childcare during your appointment.
  • Bring a list of your concerns and medications in a notebook so you can also take notes on what the doctor says.
  • Be vocal and specific about how you’re feeling and how it’s affecting your daily life with the baby.
  • You can bring along someone you trust to help listen to the doctor, take notes and answer questions.
  • Often other moms are happy to help and be supportive, so don’t be afraid to ask.
  • Clarify next steps with the doctor so you leave the appointment feeling you have the information you need.
  • Of course, you can always call back with follow-up questions.