Taking good care of your newborn is vital to their proper growth, development, overall health, and wellness. At Chesterfield Pediatrics in Midlothian, Virginia, the superior pediatric specialists offer comprehensive newborn care for your new family member. Call the office to schedule a newborn wellness exam or sick visit, or use the online booking feature today.
Newborn care at Chesterfield Pediatrics involves:
Maintaining superior health during this stage of life is vital to help your new baby grow, develop, and thrive in their environment.
The benefits you can expect when choosing newborn care at Chesterfield Pediatrics include:
Your Chesterfield Pediatrics provider can detect possible illnesses, diseases, and injuries early before they become problematic.
You can expect the following during newborn care appointments:
A friendly provider begins the medical exam by weighing your baby and assessing their length, head circumference, growth, pulse, temperature, and other vital signs.
They review your newborn’s daily habits and schedule, medical history, medicines, if they take any, and any symptoms they might have.
A specialist completes a physical exam by evaluating your baby’s eyes, ears, abdomen, limbs, and more. They ask about your baby’s eating and sleep habits and if they’re hitting their developmental milestones. They’ll also want to know the number of dirty diapers you go through each day.
An initial newborn visit includes a hearing screening and evaluation of your baby’s overall health and functioning. Immunizations and diagnostic tests are also available.
If your newborn needs diagnostic testing or treatment, Chesterfield Pediatrics personalizes a plan to keep them as healthy as possible. They could suggest medications, lifestyle changes, home remedies, or specialist referrals.
Your pediatrician lets you know when to schedule your next newborn care visit based on your baby’s age, health, symptoms, and disease risk factors. Your specialist likes to see your baby soon after birth, within 3-5 days, and at 1, 2, and 4 months.
You can schedule a visit at Chesterfield Pediatrics if you have concerns or questions about your newborn’s health, wellness, growth, or development — or if they develop new or unusual symptoms. The Chesterfield Pediatrics team is here for you whenever you need them, including offering same-day appointments.
Call the Chesterfield Pediatrics office to schedule a newborn care appointment, or book your visit online today.