Care for Baby After Delivery | Kaiser Permanente

Care for Baby After Delivery | Kaiser Permanente


(happy piano music) (baby laughing)>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN:
– So once the baby’s born, the nursing staff does an
assessment of the baby. They want to make sure that
the breathing is appropriate, that the baby’s color and tone
are appropriate as well too. That is what is what we call an all encompassing Apgar score.>>Stella Dantas, MD OB/GYN:
– People often wonder
when is the pediatrician going to see the baby. After delivery, we want time for you
to bond with the baby. Usually the newborn exam is
done the day after delivery.>>Kevin Overbeck, MD OB/GYN:
– After the baby is delivered, that baby is the pediatrician’s patient. And the pediatrician
takes care of the baby.>>Stella Dantas, MD OB/GYN:
– And the pediatrician
will come to your room, and exam the baby, and go over everything about
the newborn exam with you.>>Christie, Second Time Mom:
– We did get some very good advice. Mostly from the postpartum doctors and nurses before we left the hospital. They were extremely helpful, and we are very appreciative, even though it was our second child. That they went over things with us, and we felt very confident leaving the hospital with their advice.>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN:
– So once your baby’s here, the labor and delivery
staff can be very helpful. Be sure to ask any and all questions. No questions are too small. And they have heard everything. So they are good resources for you.>>Debra Davis, MD Family Medicine:
– So caring for a newborn at home is a very personalized decision, in terms of how much
support do you want around. Some couples will want
just the two of them, the new mother and the
partner at home to start. And some will want extended
family or friends there to help. It’s sure fine to have extra
help if you’d like that. But it’s certainly fine to also take care of your newborn yourself.>>Kevin Overbeck, MD OB/GYN:
– You will figure it out,
and you will do great.

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