Having a baby is exciting and nerve-wracking, and it always helps to have compassionate care and support. Newma's team of women’s health experts provide comprehensive newborn care, taking care of you and your baby together. They evaluate your baby, provide newborn medical care, and give you the support and advice necessary, so you and your baby stay healthy and can make informed decisions without pressure. Call Newma or schedule your newborn care appointment online today.
Newborn care refers to the medical services given to a newborn baby during their first few weeks of life. The first few weeks of a baby’s life are a rapid period of growth and development. It’s also a challenging time for new parents.
Proper medical care during this vital stage ensures you and your baby stay healthy.
Newma is a women’s health practice that provides primary care services for you and your baby. They have a team that provides newborn care to ensure your baby is growing and developing as expected.
And because they care for you, too, the team provides extra support that benefits your physical and emotional well-being.
You should meet with the team at Newma before the birth of your baby. Meeting the team before gives you time to get to know each other. You can also ask questions and get information about what to expect before and immediately after childbirth.
The team at Newma also provides lactation support from international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), who can talk to you about breastfeeding before delivery.
The first newborn care visit with the team at Newma occurs about 3-5 days after delivery. The details of this first visit depend on your baby’s needs.
Your provider asks about how things are going and how you’re feeling. They also ask about feeding, diaper changes, and sleep habits. Your provider measures your baby’s height, length, and head circumference and performs a physical exam.
The team then talks to you about life with your new baby, educating you about feeding, bathing, and how you can both stay well. They also provide recommendations for improving your baby’s overall well-being, such as chiropractic care or craniosacral therapy.
You follow-up care with the team at Newma at your baby’s one-month birthday. However, the team encourages you to call or schedule an appointment sooner if you have any questions or concerns.
The women’s health experts can assess many health issues that affect newborns, such as tongue or lip tie, poor weight gain, and general fussiness. You should also see your health care provider if your newborn has a fever.
For holistic newborn care from a team that also manages your health, call Newma or schedule an appointment online today.