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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Your Newborn Baby

Your Newborn Baby

Baby's Care in the Hospital

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  • Getting to Know Your New Baby

    Getting to Know Your New Baby After all the months of waiting and dreaming, it is exciting when your baby is finally born. But it takes time and effort for parents to get to know their newborn, and t...

  • Baby's Care After a Vaginal Delivery

    Baby's Care After a Vaginal Delivery Healthy babies born in a vaginal delivery are usually able to stay with the mother. In many cases, immediate newborn assessments including weight, length, and med...

  • Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery

    Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery If your baby is born by a cesarean delivery, chances are good that you can be awake for the surgery. Only in rare situations will a mother require general anesth...

  • Care of the Baby in the Delivery Room

    Care of the Baby in the Delivery Room The birth of a baby is one of life's most wondrous moments. Few experiences can compare with this event. Newborn babies have amazing abilities, yet they are comp...

Baby's Care in the Hospital

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  • Defects in Metabolism of Amino Acids: PKU

    Defects in Metabolism of Amino Acids: PKU One condition that all newborns in the U.S. are screened for is phenylketonuria (PKU), a metabolic disorder passed down from both parents. Before the simple ...

  • Newborn Metabolic Screening

    Newborn Metabolic Screening Most babies look healthy and perfect when they are born – just ask their parents. But because some potential problems aren't readily seen, all newborns are tested for cert...

  • Assessments for Newborn Babies

    Assessments for Newborn Babies Each newborn baby is carefully checked at birth for signs of problems or complications. A complete physical assessment will be performed that includes every body system...

  • Newborn Immunizations

    Newborn Immunizations According to the CDC, vaccine-preventable childhood diseases in the United States are near an all-time low. But some viruses and bacteria are still active and can cause serious ...

  • Hearing Screening Tests for Newborns

    Hearing Screening Tests for Newborns According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), almost 12,000 babies are born each year in the United States with a hearing impairment. It is estimated that...

  • Physical Examination of the Newborn

    Physical Examination of the Newborn A complete physical examination is an important part of newborn care. Each body system is carefully examined for signs of health and normal function. The doctor al...

  • Circumcision

    Circumcision (Penis Foreskin Removal) Procedure overview Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis. When performed, it is usually done on the first or seco...

  • Eye Prophylaxis/Vitamin K Injection

    Eye Prophylaxis/Vitamin K Injection What is eye prophylaxis? Eye drops or ointment containing an antibiotic medication are placed in a newborn's eyes after birth. This is required by law to protect t...

  • Gestational Assessment

    Gestational Assessment What is a gestational assessment? Assessing a baby's physical maturity is an important part of care. Maturity assessment is helpful in meeting a baby's needs if the dates of a ...

  • Newborn Screening Tests

    Newborn Screening Tests What are newborn screening tests? Nearly all babies will have a simple blood test to check for disorders that are not apparent immediately after delivery. Some of these disord...

  • Measurements

    Measurements Assessing a newborn's weight A baby's birthweight is an important indicator of health. The average weight for term babies (born between 37 and 41 weeks gestation) is about 7 lbs (3.2 kg)...