Examinations of newborns

Newborn Examination

A newborn examination is a comprehensive physical assessment performed by a healthcare provider to evaluate the overall health of a newborn. The examination is typically performed within the first 24-48 hours after birth and can help identify any potential health issues that may require medical attention.

During the newborn examination, the healthcare provider will assess the baby’s vital signs, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature, as well as their physical appearance, including the head, neck, eyes, ears, mouth, chest, abdomen, genitalia, and extremities. The healthcare provider will also check for any signs of distress or abnormality, such as jaundice, breathing difficulties, or abnormal reflexes.

The newborn examination is an important aspect of postnatal care as it allows healthcare providers to detect and treat any potential health issues early on. Early detection and treatment of health issues can improve a baby’s long-term health outcomes and prevent potential complications.

In addition to identifying potential health issues, the newborn examination can also provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to educate parents about caring for their newborn. This may include information on breastfeeding, safe sleep practices, and how to recognize signs of illness or distress in their baby.

Overall, the newborn examination is a critical component of postnatal care and is essential for ensuring the health and well-being of newborns.

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We provide a comprehensive range of private paediatric services, including consultations, examinations, and screening tests, as well as treatments, prescriptions, and parent education. Our services are comprehensive and include general health, common paediatric diseases, and medical specialties.

Dr. Sheetal Kakade - Consulting Pediatrician


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