Parents To Be

Congratulations

Becoming a new parent is exciting, but can also be overwhelming.  Our goal is to help you feel comfortable from the start.  We are happy to have a prenatal visit (see below) to answer questions you might have.  Dr. Franczyk will be there from the beginning.  He will come visit you and examine your child in the hospital.   He will take the time to answer any questions you have.  He will see your newborn daily until he/she goes home.   We will then set up your first appointment at the office 48-72 hours after you are discharged.


Parental Vaccines To Protect Your Newborn

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all parents receive the Tdap and Flu vaccines.  The Tdap is to prevent Pertussis also called Whooping Cough.  This can be a very serious infection in newborns.  Children do not start to receive their Pertussis vaccine until 2 months or their Flu vaccine until 6 months.  It is recommended that mothers receive both vaccines during every pregnancy.  If the vaccines are not given during pregnancy you should receive them in the hospital. It is recommended for fathers to receive the Tdap vaccine only once and the Flu vaccine yearly.
 

Request Complimentary Appointment

If you are interested in learning more about our practice, please feel free to make a complimentary "Meet Us" appointment with Dr. Franczyk. We routinely make these appointments for expectant parents and also for families who would like more information prior to joining the practice.

Dr. Franczyk follows the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines including the recommended routine well visits and vaccinations.

"Meet Us" interviews are a great way to make sure that you feel comfortable with your child's doctor and the practice. We encourage these visits and look forward to meeting with you.

 

Call now (302) 478-1975 to request an appointment to meet Dr. Franczyk.

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Download our parent handout. It is a short summary of things to expect when your child is born. It will answer some questions your have and it may bring other questions to mind.
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