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 the pediatrician that can best care for your child is an important decision. At Pediatric Services, PA, we share your joy and enthusiasm and look forward to the opportunity in partnering with you on the exciting journey of raising a child.
Our professional team provides the quality care your child needs and the advice and counsel you want. Our pediatricians are all board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Parents are welcome to come for a prenatal or pre-adoption visit to meet with us and see the office. It is natural to have lots of questions that we can answer and try to put your mind at ease! There is no charge for this visit. Call to schedule a conference before you deliver or expand your family through adoption. This visit allows expectant parents to find out where we are and an opportunity to meet us.
We see newborns at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. We will check on your baby everyday that you are in the hospital. If you are delivering at any other hospital don’t worry! Ask the hospital to send us the discharge paperwork. If there are any concerns during your hospital stay, I encourage you to call the office to discuss the concerns.
Before your baby leaves the hospital, the nurses will check the baby’s hearing and will check the bilirubin level for early signs of jaundice. The first Hepatitis B vaccine can be given routinely. If your baby is a boy, he can be circumcised if you so choose. They will also take a small amount of blood from your baby’s heel to check for a variety of inherited diseases through the Department of Health. They have a very good system to inform us if your baby’s screen is positive and I will arrange for further testing.
Typically you will be asked to bring your baby to the office 3-5 days after you are discharged from the hospital. The next visit will be when your baby is 2 weeks old. Immunizations are given when your baby is 2 months old.
Explore our Resources section for some great tips on newborn care.
Again, Congratulations! Enjoy this exciting time.
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