Are you taking baby for some of the routine newborn tests? (As in, to see a doctor, hearing test, etc.) My MW does a basic newborn exam and the heel prick, but her standard policy is to recommend the baby see an actual MD within a few days. We took DS the day after he was born, and I really loathed having to leave the house. Not to mention, our family doc tried to retract his foreskin at 18 hours old! (She doesn't see the kids anymore...) I also drove the kids 90 minutes to the closest in-network audiologist that could do an infant hearing screen. Miserable. Both trips seemed to be a complete waste of time. The MD didn'd do anything the MW hadn't done, and DS was responding to noise, so I wasn't actually worried about his hearing.
So my first thought is to just skip both of those unless there seems to be a problem. I was just wondering what everyone else was doing, and if maybe there was some compelling reason to go that I haven't thought about.