Besides a great support system of friends, family and a partner, there's one more person you need in your life in preparation for a baby: a great doctor.
A good OB/GYN or reproductive endocrinologist (an OB/GYN who's also certified in infertility) isn't only knowledgeable; he or she should also be a good listener who is attentive to your worries.
Look for a practice where it's easy to get hold of a doctor when you need to talk or make an appointment. In case of an urgent concern, you should have the security of knowing you can see or talk to a health care professional within a reasonable period of time.
Someone who's always late, makes you feel stupid for asking questions and doesn't return your calls? Dump 'em like a bad boyfriend.