When looking for Birmingham Pediatricians I think it’s safe to assume you are either expecting a child or have one (or two!) already. What do all Mom’s have in common? Birth stories. Before we get into the key to finding the best Birmingham pediatricians, I thought I would share a birth story from a local mom. This story seemed like the perfect accompaniment to this feature about Birmingham Pediatricians because it was such a unique experience! When looking for a pediatrician, sometimes the unique experiences can make the decision for us one way or the other. It can be incredibly unique and attentive patient care or a unique and natural approach that feels right. Whatever you are looking for in a pediatrician, here are some keys to finding a great one for your babies. But first….a birth story.
Miranda’s Birth Story | Birmingham Pediatricians
Hi! I’m Miranda this is the story of how my family became complete at a circle K gas station in Montgomery, Alabama! It all began on April 22, 2021 when I started having contractions very sporadically throughout my day. My OBGYN appointment had been that morning and at the time had no changes. I was only dilated about 2 centimeters and with a due date of 4/26/21 I knew we were getting close but there was no reason to think that birth was imminent. The next day my contractions were more painful and closer together so I went to the hospital around 5:30pm that night and around 9:00pm they had determined it was still not time for me to give birth and scheduled me for an induction on the 27th, just four days away. As soon as I got home from the hospital I got as comfortable as I could with contractions hitting me like a freight train. After several hours, around midnight, I got up to walk a really bad contraction off and went to use the restroom and my water…well, it exploded everywhere! I was so panicked I just screamed for help. My sister-in-law ran out to get my boyfriend and her mom. As soon as they arrived we got in the car and started heading to the hospital. I kept yelling about how something didn’t feel right and was very painful. I told my boyfriend “you have to look!”. Sure enough baby was hanging out about eyes length facing up! My adoptive “mom” immediately called 911 to report a birth in progress. She pulled the car over at the Circle-K on HWY 231 and within one push I birthed my sweet baby au-naturale! It was a miracle. Baby Liliana was born on April 24, 2021 and we just celebrated her first birthday. ♡
I can’t imagine having such a quick birth! But, fortunately for us, medical professionals like the medics called to Miranda’s birth and pediatricians that we see for our children’s health are trained for these unique circumstances. Below you will find a list of amazing Birmingham pediatricians to consider for your own little ones.
Birmingham Pediatricians | Springville Pediatrics
Springville Pediatrics really cares about children. This is the first key to finding the best Birmingham pediatricians. When I was a child, we brought our dog to the vet to have him neutered. Our dog had been abandoned by his mother at 4 weeks old so when we brought him home we had to feed him with a little bottle. So this dog was just THE sweetest little thing. Why am I telling you about my dog? Because the vet we took him to (we found out after the fact) was literally terrified of animals. He would flinch every time our dog would move. I am still dumbfounded to this day why he chose to become a vet. Why on earth would you do something you are ill equipped to handle? When you are looking for a pediatrician, if they seem to not be able to relate to your children, that’s a good sign you should look elsewhere. Springville Pediatrics loves kids! I think you’ll find that everyone there is just amazing with children! With great reviews, a wide range of services and medical care for your newborn all the way up to the teen years, Springville Pediatrics definitely holds the title as one of the best Birmingham pediatricians.
Birmingham Pediatricians | Redmont Pediatric Associates
The second key to finding the best Birmingham Pediatricians is how open they are to patient interviews. Redmont Pediatric not only allows you to come in to interview them before your baby is born but they encourage it! From their own website they state that they “strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child.” I couldn’t agree more. Every parent has their own convictions about what is best for their own family. It’s so important that you find the Birmingham Pediatricians that value transparency. If they aren’t willing to be up front about their practice before you have your baby, how will you trust them when you are relying on their care?
The Best Birmingham Pediatricians for your Family
I have just skimmed the surface of what to look for when searching for the best Birmingham pediatricians. You can look forward to many more posts about not only pediatricians but midwives and doulas and baby boutiques. Everything you need as the mom of a little one. If you enjoyed reading this, you might also enjoy reading these:
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