EXPECTING PARENTS – WHEN YOU DELIVER
When it’s time to deliver your baby and you enter your medical facility of choice, please be sure to let the receptionist know that Youthcare Pediatrics will be you Primary Care Provider. If delivering at Houston Medical Center, one of our providers on call will come and visit you once your little one is born to do a newborn check. Also, we will call you shortly there after with details concerning your first visit. We can’t wait to see you!
Your First Visit
Most babies will be seen 1-3 days after hospital discharge, unless they need our attention before that time. It’s a good idea to call our office to make your first office appointment on the day of your hospital discharge.
During your the first office visit to Youthcare Pediatrics, your child’s doctor will assess your baby to determine his or her overall state of health. You can expect us to:
Measure your baby’s weight, length, and head circumference to assess how he or she has been doing since birth
Observe your newborn’s vision, hearing, and reflexes
Perform a full physical examination to check for any abnormalities of the body or organ function
Answer questions about how you as parents are doing with your new baby and how your infant is eating and sleeping
Give advice on what you can expect in the coming month
Discuss your home environment and how it might affect your baby’s health
Discuss the results of screening tests performed on your newborn after birth as they become available
FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS AT EACH CHECK UP.
Each well check—from the initial newborn visit through adolescence—is important! At these visits we discuss nutrition, safety, growth, and provide immunizations. Age-appropriate developmental screenings are also done. At Youthcare, we love being a part of your child’s growth and development!