Somewhere between choosing the safest and best car seat, the seemingly hundreds of OB/midwife appointments, and making sure your registry is up to date, you ALSO need to find time to interview and select a pediatrician to whom you will entrust the medical care of your baby FOREVER. Or at least through adolescence.
I was 7 months pregnant with my first child when my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. After a several hospitalizations, blood transfusions, an extensive surgery, and thirteen rounds of chemo, her body seemed to be responding well and the cancer was ‘under control’.
For about four months.