Whether you are a first time parent or an old pro when it comes to kids, choosing a pediatrician is an important step in preparing for the arrival of a little one. A few questions to keep in mind when making such an important decision are: does he/she check height and weight at every visit? Is he/she Midwife friendly? What is his/her stance on vaccinations? Some pediatricians will refuse care if you do not comply with all recommended vaccinations. What is his/her view of circumcisions? What is yours? Are there other Doctors on call? Is there an after hours clinic? And which hospital do they refer to? Before you can make an informed choice about your pediatrician you must be informed yourself. By knowing what issues are most important to you, you will be able to make the best choice on who will be providing care for your child.