Exams and checkups for newborns, or newborn care exams, will regularly be conducted, especially during the first year of life. The first exam will take place shortly after birth. The newborn care exam will likely be scheduled 1-3 days following the infant’s return home. Comprehensive, physical exams are crucial times when discussions can take place between the health care provider and the parents. Our providers will also provide information about normal growth, nutrition, sleep, safety, illnesses, and other important health care facts.
What are some of the basics of infant health?
During the first couple of weeks after birth, some issues can occur. These are typically normal and our providers can help parents deal with them. They will also help parents understand what to expect with a newborn and how to look for any indications of a greater issue.
During your child’s newborn visits parents will be provided opportunities to ask questions and receive information on:
- Diaper Rash
- Bowel Movements
- Care of the Umbilicus
- Spitting Up/Vomiting
- Safe sleep habits