His first visit to the pediatricianWritten by:
There are two situations in which it is recomchime that families contact the pediatra before birth, in what we call prenatal pediatric visit. One is when apapray problem during pregnancy that can affect the newborn: risk of preGymnasium, detection of fetal abnormality by ultrasound... interview with the pediatrician permitira expand information about the proble, but the newborn and know what type of care may require. The other situation is when it comes to first child of a couple, especially if they have no previous experience in caring for newborns. In these cases, all initial doubts raised about care of the first days and even on organizational aspects of the pediatric visit.
For visits of newborns, since currently the high des Maternity, for delivery is too early, in most cases it is desirable that the first visit to the pediatrician is 24 or 48 hours after. The reason is that to be discharged on the third day of life, Breastfeeding still not been fully established, has not been started, I do gain weight and some common problems, such as jaundice of newly naacids, may be still in its beginning and empeorar after discharge
In the first visit, the pediatrician should complete family and individual history of rehundred born, verify that have taken different evidence of neonatal screening (auditory, metabolic ), perform a scancion complete physical and ensuring good funtioning of feeding. If it is the first child and has not made a prenatal visit, the first visit will be the first contact between the parents and the pediatrician, ini ;. Cio of a long relationship confidence