What is newborn care?
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! We are thrilled to be a part of your baby's medical team at Health Services of North Texas (HSNT). We offer newborn care at our Denton, Plano, and Wylie, TX offices for new and seasoned parents or caregivers. In our experience, there are many common questions parents and caregivers have when caring for a new baby. Even parents with multiple children can benefit from our newborn care because new situations can arise with each child.
At our Plano facility, our goal is to provide your growing baby with services dedicated to their development and overall wellness. You may have questions and concerns regarding your baby's appearance, daily activities, sleeping patterns, bowel movements, skin irritations, medications that are safe to give an infant when they are sick and much more. Our caring pediatrics and pediatric nurse practitioners are here to help. You can reach out to us at our Denton health centers, Plano health center, or Wylie Children's Medical Clinic to learn more about our newborn care services as you need them.
Newborn Care Reviews
What to expect at your visit
At your newborn care visits at our Denton health centers or Wylie Children's Medical Clinic, we will check your baby's:
- Weight and length
- Vital signs
- Common newborn illnesses (jaundice, cradle cap, diaper rash, and feeding issues)
- Overall wellness
The first visit after being released from the hospital can also serve as an extension of services provided to your baby, such as a jaundice check, a review of feeding issues, or additional testing or assessments (if needed). We are happy to go over any questions or concerns you may have about the health and wellness of your baby at these visits.
By keeping up with your newborn care visits for your baby, we can track his or her growth and development regularly. Our pediatric providers can offer you suggestions on what you can do to help your baby grow. We can also provide preventive care as needed. These appointments also start building positive memories and strong relationships with a trusted medical provider early in your baby's life.
Calling the doctor between visits
There are certain medical issues that may come up in between newborn care visits that should not be ignored or postponed until the next wellness visit for your baby. Please call and make an appointment at our Plano facility if your baby:
- Is not gaining weight
- Has breathing issues
- Is not sleeping
- Is excessively crying
- Is vomiting or spitting up with force regularly
- Has a change in the color of the spit-up
- Has bloody stools
- May be dehydrated (not urinating as often)
If your baby is experiencing a medical emergency, please seek medical attention immediately.
Off to a great start with newborn care
We want to help you get your baby's health and wellness off to a great start at HSNT. At our Plano facility, we gladly accept Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, most major medical insurance plans, and offer a sliding fee scale. Our pediatric providers and medical team members are passionate about keeping our patients healthy and happy, even our littlest patients! Schedule your newborn care appointment in our Denton or Wylie offices today.
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