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The third trimester of pregnancy is a busy time for expectant parents as they decorate the nursery, prepare a birth plan, and attend prenatal doctor visits. There’s one more important to-do: select a pediatrician. Selecting a pediatrician before a baby is born is especially important for first-time parents, parents who are facing high-risk pregnancies, and those who are adopting a child. Selecting a pediatrician can be a weighty decision, as they could be the child’s pediatrician for the next 18 years. Click here for a checklist of what to consider when picking a pediatrician. 

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