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What to Expect During Your Baby's First Physical

What to Expect During Your Baby's First Physical

Your Little One’s First Well-Baby Visit

After you've finally met your precious bundle of joy, you may still have many questions about their health and what is or isn't normal. The experts at Henry County Hospital are here to outline what you can expect during their first wellness visit.

Discussing Family Health History

During your newborn baby’s first wellness exam, your pediatrician will talk to you about your family’s medical history. This is because many developmental issues and diseases are hereditary and this can help your doctor to build a more well-rounded view of your child’s health and what to look out for as they continue to develop.

This is also an excellent opportunity for you to discuss any health concerns or behavioral issues you may have noticed since bringing your baby home from the hospital.

Collecting Your Baby’s Measurements

Your doctor will also take important measurements of your baby during their first visit. These can help to track your baby’s growth over time and can even help your doctor to predict how tall your baby will be in the future!

Some key measurements that will be recorded include:

  • Lengths (height)
  • Weight
  • Head circumference

Discuss Feeding Routine

Whether you decide to breastfeed your baby or use formula, your doctor may suggest some tips to ensure that your little one is getting enough vitamins and nutrients each day.

Some questions your doctor may be able to answer include:

  • How to know when your baby is full
  • Whether or not you should continue taking prenatal vitamins
  • Whether your baby needs supplements
  • When using a bottle is appropriate
  • Which formula is right for your baby’s needs

Birthing Care Services in Henry County

At Henry County Hospital, you can expect a five-star experience when you choose to grow your family with our family-centered birthing care services. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff helps your family make the first days healthful and comfortable. after welcoming your little one into the world.

From education to emotional support, we focus on your individual health and wellness. Learn more about our birthing center today.