Expecting A Baby
Yikes! How do I take care of a baby?
We know, it’s scary. We’re parents too. Having a baby can be as terrifying and exhausting as it is wonderful and exciting. That’s why we’re here, to make it all a little easier.
Rest assured, at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re here for you every step of the way. Together, we’re partners in the upcoming birth of your child and we’ll do everything we can to help you have a safe, healthy pregnancy. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.
We’re here to put your mind at ease, even before your baby arrives
Now that you’re pregnant, there are some things you need to know so that you and your baby-to-be can be as healthy as possible. Proper nutrition, getting enough rest, preparing for labor…we can help you navigate all of these and more. You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
Working together as a team, we’ll take good care of your baby
At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we firmly believe that the strength of the parent-physician relationship is critical to your baby’s health and well-being — and to your peace of mind. Collaborators in your baby’s care, you can count on us to provide the latest, evidence-based medicine, technology and research, and we can count on you to come to us with your input and concerns.
Great news! You now have access to some of the nation’s best pediatric specialists
Now that we’re part of Northwell Health, you have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital exclusively for children and one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.
If you have a child with a serious health issue, such as sickle cell disease or cancer, we can now refer you to the outstanding specialists at Cohen Children’s Medical Center who provide a full spectrum of diagnostic, medical, interventional and surgical treatments for your child. Today, our valuable partnership with Northwell Health not only allows you to take advantage of these extraordinary resources but it also enables us to greatly expand our services to bring you and your family the best possible care in the region.
Looking for an Obstetrician/Gynecologist?
At Westchester Health, we are pleased to have an extensive group of highly experienced OB/GYNs who are specially trained to provide comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care to adolescents and women of all ages, including women going through pregnancy, childbirth, perimenopause and menopause. Click here for a listing of our OB/GYN specialists, their locations and contact information.
First, take care of you—12 guidelines for a healthy pregnancy
To start you on your way, we’d like to offer some helpful information to make this exciting journey a healthy, enjoyable one for you, your partner and your baby. Feel free to print these pages and bring them to your appointment with one of our WHP pediatricians.
1. Nutrition: healthy habits now that you’re eating for two
Getting the right nutrition while you’re expecting is one of the most important ways to give your baby a healthy start. Here are 10 foods we recommend to make sure the two of you are getting the nutrients you need. Read more.
2. Exercise is good for you and your baby
Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you and your baby stay healthy. It can also decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. Read more.
3. Weight gain: too much, too little, or just right
How much weight you should gain throughout your pregnancy depends on how much you weighed before you conceived and how appropriate that weight is for your height. Read more.
4. Helpful tips for Dads-to-be
Research shows that new moms have a much better pregnancy experience when dads are actively involved. Here are 5 ways you can show your partner that you two really are in this together. Read more.
5. Morning sickness
For many women, the toughest part of pregnancy is morning sickness. But help is on the way: check out these tips for lessening its severity. Read more.
6. Prenatal consultation: please come in and meet with us!
Along with all the excitement and preparations for your new arrival, one of the most important items on your list should be choosing a pediatrician. Read more.
7. Prenatal tests: what to expect
Prenatal tests are important ways your doctor can check on your health and well-being and that of your growing baby. Read more.
8. If you get sick while pregnant
The last thing you need is to get sick while you’re expecting, but yes, it happens. Here’s how to cope with a cold, flu, or other minor illness during pregnancy. Read more.
9. Sex during pregnancy…is it safe?
Yes, medical experts agree that it’s safe to have sex while you’re pregnant, especially for women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies. Read more.
10. Over 35 and pregnant
Being an older mom has lots of advantages, like being more financially secure and having many years of life experiences to draw upon when raising your child. However, your chances of developing certain health problems are greater when you’re 35 or older. Read more.
11. Labor and delivery
Every labor and delivery includes certain stages, but each birth is unique, especially yours! Even if you have had a baby before, each time is different. Read more.
12. Circumcision: a personal decision
If you have a baby boy, you and your partner will want to discuss whether to circumcise him or not. Read more.
Make an appointment today to come in and see us
At each of our 11 locations throughout Westchester County, our highly experienced pediatricians are welcoming, knowledgeable and ready to help. They’re eager to get to know you and your child, answer all your questions, listen to your concerns, and give you the comforting guidance and support you need. Please visit our Locations page to find the WHP office nearest you.