Before the baby is born would help ... and make sure, if you have an HMO, that your pediatrician is listed as your baby's primary care physican BEFORE the first appointment. Obviously the baby has to be born in order for this to happen. But your first appointment won't be until the baby is around 5-7 days old, so you have some time. If you don't do this in time, then you will have to pay for the full office visit since you didn't go see the pediatrician the insurance selected for you.
I would honestly choose a doctor that accepts your insurance and has a very good track record. Our pediatrican is one of the top guys in his field. You can find that information on the Internet, easily. Then go see the doctor and use your gut feeling. Ask about their stance of things your feelings, i.e. vaccinations.
at 11:31 AM on Apr. 23, 2009