Giving birth can be quite a scary but also magical experience for all mothers! If you are a first-time-mum, these feelings might be even more intense as a new chapter in your life is about to begin.
What is a Newborn Check?
How is a Newborn Check Done?
After your discharge from the hospital, a follow-up will be arranged a few days later with the paediatrician. This is when the PD examines your baby for any conditions that may show a few days after delivery. The PD also checks how your baby is feeding and answer any queries you might have about caring for your newborn.Dr Heng Siok Kheng demonstrates a newborn check at her paediatrics clinic here.
Why are Newborn Checks Important?
It is also for parents to address their concerns, if any, about their newborn. For example, feeding issues, or jaundice, which may pop up only after discharge.