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July 16th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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I just had my first home birth - our ped. said she wanted to see the baby within 24 hours too - but I told her my midwife was licensed to provide immediate newborn care (which they are in our state) so we would not be bringing the baby in until she was 4 days old (she really didn't need to be seen until 2 weeks but I wanted to be reasonable).

Our midwife did the initial exam at birth and then did a home visit at 24 hours and 3 days and then we had a weight check at 1 week.

i would check and see if your midwife can provide that initial care and explain to your ped. that you are choosing not to bring in baby until he/she is XX days old. Hopefully the doc will understand. If not, keep shopping!!

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