title(Expecting) Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life. Nothing is more rewarding than the privilege of caring for this new life and providing an environment in which both you and your child will thrive and develop. Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive at TLC Pediatrics. At TLC Pediatrics, we share your joy and enthusiasm and we look forward to the opportunity in partnering with you on the exciting journey of raising a child. Please feel free to call our office at (806)353-7900 if you have additional questions about us.

We are affiliated with the following hospitals: If you deliver at one of these hospitals, we will be able to see you and your baby in the hospital. If you deliver at another hospital, you and your baby will be cared for by the hospital pediatrician and you can follow up with us upon discharge. As a courtesy to all our expectant parents, TLC Pediatrics has created a manual Caring for your Baby that will hopefully make the process of caring for your newborn a little less stressful.

Upon Arrival

When your baby is born at an affiliated hospital, simply tell your obstetrician and the hospital staff that you have chosen Dr. Maaytah or TLC Pediatrics of Amarillo as your child's pediatrician. Our office will be notified of your baby's birth by the hospital staff. Upon discharge, please contact our office about scheduling your baby's first visit to our office.

What to Expect in the Hospital

We will come and visit you and your baby every day during your stay in the hospital as well as discharging your baby from the hospital. Before discharge from the hospital the baby will also be tested for a number of metabolic disorders, required by the state of Texas. In the hospital soon after birth, the newborn will receive an injection of Vitamin K to bolster the baby’s blood clotting system, and antibiotic ointment is applied to the newborn’s eyes to treat for any possible contamination during birth. Medication is also applied to the umbilical cord to facilitate drying. The hospital staff also offers the initial Hepatitis B vaccination, which we strongly recommend the baby receive.
Below are a few links to websites with a wide range of information for expecting parents. TLC Pediatrics of Amarillo has no relationship with any of the sites listed below.