Pregnant In a Pandemic: A Survival Guide For Boca Moms-To-Be

Welcome to pregnancy! Who doesn’t love those body changes and aches, the constant urge to pee, food cravings and aversions, the beaming (searing?) South Florida sun… And now, it’s all in the midst of a pandemic! Let’s add in masks, social distancing and a very odd state of affairs to the mix…and here we are as budding Boca moms-to-be!

While your journey through pregnancy may not look exactly how you envisioned it, the reward at the end of this incredibly strange year(s) is pretty much the best gift you’ll ever receive! {There IS a light (and a cocktail) at the end of the tunnel!}

But that doesn’t stop the stress, the over-thinking, and the desperate need to plan every last detail in a world that currently allows for NO planning! (Thanks for nothing, C*VID!) Luckily, as a veteran Boca mom, I can prepare you along with the help of the experts prior to activating your membership to the best club you’ll ever join. I spoke to the baby whisperers over at Boca VIPediatrics and together, we compiled this list to help you keep calm and mama on…even in the midst of a pandemic.

  1. Plan what you Can

We’ve all learned just what we can’t plan these days, so let’s focus on what we can as Boca moms-to-be. Whether it’s pre-registering at the hospital, getting the nursery ready, or cooking meals to freeze for after baby’s arrival, take the time to “nest” properly if it makes you happy. {Raise your hand if you’ve packed and re-packed your hospital bag more than once…}

  1. Take a Boca Moms-To-Be Prenatal Class

Boca VIPediatrics has taken their fan-favorite “get-ready-for-baby-class,” Baby University, and moved it to a virtual format. This way, expectant parents can take the class from the comfort of their own couch. Learn the ropes of “Baby 101” care from diapers to wipes, bottles to swaddles, directly from the board-certified pediatricians at Boca VIPediatrics. And the best part is that they are offering this class completely FREE right now due to COVID-19!

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Boca moms-to-be in a Pandemic Baby University

For information on the latest Baby University dates and classes, be sure to follow Boca VIPediatrics on Instagram and Facebook.

  1. Pick a Pediatrician & Appoint Your “Village”

They say “It takes a village to raise a child” and ain’t that the truth! Prior to your baby’s arrival, there’s no time like the present to set you and your new family unit up for success.

Boca moms-to-be in a Pandemic

“It’s best to pick a pediatrician sometime in your second or early in your third trimester,” says Dr. Rudnick, founder of Boca VIPediatrics. You’ll want to make sure you feel comfortable with the pediatrician who will be caring for your child for the next 18 years! “What new parents often don’t always realize is just how much children see their pediatrician, especially in the first few years of life. In the first year alone, the baby will see the pediatrician at least 9 times,” continues Dr. Rudnick.

  1. Prenatal Consultations

Due to C*VID, it’s hard to visit offices in person these days. However, Boca VIPediatrics is offering virtual “Meet-the-Doc” visits via Zoom. There, you’ll have a chance to meet the doctor and ask as many questions as you want.

Boca moms-to-be in a Pandemic

You’ll learn about the 24/7 access where you can text, call, or email your pediatrician directly. “With pediatrician-in-your-pocket style care, you’ll never have to Google or spend sleepless nights worrying. You’ll always be able to reach the pediatrician who knows your child best,” says Dr. Scott Fisch, another pediatrician with Boca VIPediatrics.

You’ll learn about their newborn house calls, no wait times, and specialized newborn care. You’ll feel like new parent royalty during every check-up in their newly designed Baby Star Suite and Lactation Lounge, for infants only. It’s only the best for discerning Boca moms-to-be!

Families who are interested in setting up a prenatal meet-the-doc virtually can visit www.BocaVIPediatrics.com or call (561) 923-9635.

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