With ds (my first babe and a hb) we went to the ped about 8-9 days after he was born for his dreaded circumcision.
: But it was really nice to go and talk with the doc and get his advice about things, calm my worries about thrush and eye infections (constant goopy eyes) and his jaundice. It was just very reassuring.
But here is what he told me at our appt BEFORE the baby was born: "Usually, I like to see my babies while they're in the hospital after birth, but since you're going to be at home, I'd like to see him as soon as possible. Like maybe that day."
Yeah right!!! Like the first thing I'm going to do after the baby's born is to run over to the ped. clinic so my baby can get lots of germs! Goodness. Now if he had offered to come to my house for the check, I may have considered it! But the midwives are skilled in *normal* birth and *normal* newborns. I knew that if things were out of the *normal* range, they'd see it and discuss our options.
So this time around, since it's "probably" a girl and even if it were a boy, I don't want another circ, going to the doc won't be a big concern for us. But I'd like to at least make an appt for sometime in the first month just for reassurance and ask questions, and cancel if we're feeling confident!
So basically, it's up to you!! whatever you need to feel confident and compent.