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March 4th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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So in the beginning how many appointments does your LO typically have ( I know those who have issues may need more) just wondering typically how many in the first month?
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March 4th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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If I remember right...she had an appointment at 1 week to make sure she had gained back up to her birth weight & to make sure that she wasn't having issues with jaundice. Then another weight check at 2 weeks. From there, it was 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, and then she won't have another well check-up until 4 years.
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March 4th, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Depends on the pedi really. Unless something is wrong we won't be seeing a pedi for probably 3ish months as our midwife does all of the normal newborn screenings and care. Most pedis will check on baby in the hospital and then you follow up in office a few days later and usually 2 weeks later I believe.
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March 4th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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It does depend on the pediatrician, and sometimes on how comfortable they are with you calling when needed, etc. With my 2nd and 3rd, the pediatrician we had was great. She knew I knew what to watch for, and we didn't do the first check until 1-2 months and then normal after that. With my 4th, we had to do 2 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, and then like Thai's schedule (except we had a 15-month check in there, too). After 2, we got just once a year. This was a new doctor last time, and actually, it wasn't her that required the 2-day check - that was the pediatricians who saw her in the hospital. They wouldn't release us without the appointment.
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March 4th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Depends on your ped, and depends on whether you are vaxing and if you are if you are doing it on the recommended schedule. The standard appointment schedule is because of the standard vaccine schedule. We won't be going unless there are concerns, since we are not vaxing I don't see the need to bring my healthy child into a building full of sick people, wait an hour for him/her to be weighed and told that all is good.
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March 4th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Depends also if you're breast or bottle feeding. Most peds want to see baby within 24-48hrs of discharge if they're breast fed.
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March 4th, 2013, 11:18 AM
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I think it depends on your pediatrician. If I remember correctly we brought our daughter in a 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and then 1 year. Actually it might have been less than that, but it seemed like a lot. It was nice for us though because our daughter had some allergy issues that we needed help sorting out so it was nice to feel like we were being seen regularly.
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March 4th, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Totally depends on the pedi like everyone said. My kids have always gone at 2 weeks and then we go from there....
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March 4th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Have you found a Pediatrican yet? If not I would recommend getting on that ASAP.

When we met with our Ped, they gave us a bunch of info along with a schedule of visits - a vaccine schedule and also special visits right after birth to meet with the Lactation Specialist and have the LO weighed
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March 4th, 2013, 12:26 PM
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We only see Pediatricians here if there is an issue (Mia is borderline failure to thrive, that's why we see one).

What happens here is Moms family doc visits baby is hospital(during the hospital stay mom is ob's patient, baby is family docs patient). During the visit they will tell you to book an appt for either 1 week or up to 1 month (public health does a home visit approx 48 hours after discharge and does babies stats and weight). Either way you will for sure see doc at 1, 3, 6, 12 months.

Keep in my though my province is horribly backwards lol
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March 4th, 2013, 12:45 PM
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Have you found a Pediatrican yet? If not I would recommend getting on that ASAP.

When we met with our Ped, they gave us a bunch of info along with a schedule of visits - a vaccine schedule and also special visits right after birth to meet with the Lactation Specialist and have the LO weighed
Do you call the ped and ask to meet with them for when your LO comes? We do have one in mind
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March 4th, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Just call and say you are expecting in April and would like to meet the pedi and see the office/staff. They should set you right up
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March 4th, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Do you call the ped and ask to meet with them for when your LO comes? We do have one in mind

No, the pediatrician you choose doesn't come to the hospital when you have the baby. It's the on call pediatricians who round on the babies. When you're discharged they send the records to whatever pediatrician you plan to go to. You should call your choice of pediatrician from the hospital before discharge to make an appointment.
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March 4th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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I called our Ped & made an appointment to meet with them a few weeks ago. Got a tour of the office, met the Doctor's, etc. Got a ton of info.

Basically what happens here is when I have the baby I tell the hospital who our Ped is and the Ped will come within 24 hours to check out the baby ... prior to that though I believe the hospital has Peds that will check the baby at delivery.
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March 4th, 2013, 05:33 PM
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No, the pediatrician you choose doesn't come to the hospital when you have the baby. It's the on call pediatricians who round on the babies. When you're discharged they send the records to whatever pediatrician you plan to go to. You should call your choice of pediatrician from the hospital before discharge to make an appointment.
This isnt true for my hospital so it might be different at others also. We call and set up a dr/pedi to come do baby's check ups. If you don't have one lined up our hospital has someone on call. We use a regular family Dr, not a pedi. He has been my dr since I was a baby and we love his style and everything. It's important to find Simeon your comfortable with.
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March 4th, 2013, 06:55 PM
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When my son was born the pedi practice you chose had someone from that practice come see the baby. When my daughter was born it had changed and the hospital had a pedi on staff see babies not your pedi till after discharge. I'm not actually sure what the protocol is now but my kids go for the yearly visit Wed so I plan on talking to the office then.
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March 4th, 2013, 09:45 PM
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We did 1 visit to the pediatrician within a week of baby being born. I think we took DD1 a few times after that. We didn't do any well checks with DD2, and didn't do any after a few months with DD1.
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March 5th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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No, the pediatrician you choose doesn't come to the hospital when you have the baby. It's the on call pediatricians who round on the babies. When you're discharged they send the records to whatever pediatrician you plan to go to. You should call your choice of pediatrician from the hospital before discharge to make an appointment.
This really depends on the hospital, etc. I have had it done both ways. Actually, my pediatrician (who's actually a family doctor) would come to see the baby IF we deliver in the hospital that she practices out of, but she doesn't come an hour away to check babies. With my first, I really don't remember a pediatrician ever being around. With my 2nd and 3rd, the doctor that we had came to the hospital. With my 4th, it was the pediatric staff that the hospital contracted with, but that was only because our pediatrician was an hour away. Typically, as long as the pediatrician is near enough, they will come to the hospital to check the baby, but I imagine some hospitals might have policies where only certain pediatric offices view newborns.
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March 6th, 2013, 04:30 AM
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Our chosen pediatrician did come to the hospital to see Brooklyn. I didn't do anything in advance. I knew that's who we wanted (he was my pediatrician). When I was being admitted, they asked who I wanted, and then they notified him. He came the morning after she was born, and also the next day before we could be discharged.
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