Your pediatrician is in charge of the medical care of your baby from the time of his or her birth and will be called at the time of delivery. Your baby will have a complete physical exam by one of our doctors within 24 hours. Our physicians take turns going to the hospital nurseries each morning. A physician will see your baby each morning and discuss his or her progress and any concerns with you. Common problems include poor feeding and jaundice.
Routine lab work includes a blood type, bilirubin (jaundice), and blood glucose (sugar) levels. A newborn screen is also sent to the state lab by the nursery. A vitamin K injection and erythromycin eye ointment are standard nursery medications, which we feel are very important. The nursery will offer a Hepatitis B vaccine.