Congratulations on the impending arrival of your little one!  We have gathered some information on this page to help you prepare before baby arrives. 

Get Acquainted Visits

We invite you to meet with Kathy Hickey, our office manager, for a 'Get Acquainted' visit.  The visit will allow you to learn more about our practice and familiarize yourself with our office before your first baby's first appointment.  Please email Kathy at in order to set up a telephone or Zoom Get Acquainted visit during the COVID19 outbreak. 

Best Time—30 to 60 Days Before Your Due Date

We recommend you schedule your Get Acquainted visit a month or two before your due date so all are prepared for your child's first visit. If your Get Acquainted visit will be over the phone or on Zoom, please allow about 45 minutes for the visit to ensure enough time for all of your questions to be answered.

Next Available ZOOM Get Acquainted Visits

  • Tuesday, November 2---4:00 pm                       Tuesday, December 7---4:00 pm
    Thursday, November 11---7:30 am                   Thursday, December 16---7:30 am 
    Wednesday, November 24---12:00 noon          Tuesday, December 21---12:00 noon



We have two lacation consultants who will be happy to assist you in our office.  Our lactation page has more information regarding breast feeding support. 

Hospital Visit

If you are planning to deliver at Spectrum Health - Butterworth, our office will be notified once your baby arrives, and one of our physicians will see your child each day you are in the hospital.  If you child is delivered elsewhere, we will be notified and receive records upon your discharge.  Typically, newborns are seen in our office 2-3 days after discharge from the hospital.