I would like to hear thoughts on what UC mamas and papas do for the newborn exam after birth. Do you follow certain guidelines like those given in Heart and Hands for a typical newborn exam? Or do you go more on simple observation of your baby? Or take baby in to a doctor? If doing yourself are there certain things you consider essential to look for while other things are maybe not so important? TIA for your thoughts!
I took my first UC child to the dr......they ended up turning me because it wasn't "normal" to have your baby at home. But it all ended fine, the social worker was super nice and said there was nothing wrong with having your child at home, and that she would have done the same if she wasn't high risk.
I did not take my next UC child in. With both of them I did personally check them out per protocol. I did research online to find out how to check for everything I needed to.
With this UC I plan to do the same.
My DD was born late at night, we didn't do anything special at the time. I brought her to a pedi the next day. If you don't have a dr. or pedi you are comfortable with, maybe a local mw would be an option for some sorta after-care/newborn appt?
We'll have my mw friend come over and do it. I'm not too concerned, but it's one of those things that will make hubby feel good. We will go to the ped within the first few days to week. No rush, but we will go.