At NYU Langone, our specialists provide postdelivery care for you and your baby. This includes a physical exam of both the mother and baby.
Your newborn’s blood is tested for conditions including cystic fibrosis, congenital hypothyroidism, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and toxoplasmosis. The blood is retrieved from a heel prick on the baby’s foot. Your baby may also receive a hepatitis B vaccination.
Your baby’s first doctor visit occurs one week after you leave the hospital. Your first postpartum checkup occurs six weeks after delivery.
Our childbirth educators for new and expecting parents offer a variety of classes focused on Lamaze breathing techniques, labor pain relief education, cesarean birth information, baby care, pediatric first aid and CPR instruction, and proper car seat installation. They also offer support groups for expecting parents and parents of newborns.
Lactation consultants and counselors at NYU Langone offer breastfeeding classes and support groups, as well as lactation assistance.
If the need arises, our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a Level IV regional NICU, providing the highest level of support for premature and ill babies.
Experts at NYU Langone’s Reproductive Psychiatry Program can evaluate symptoms and offer ongoing support to women experiencing severe mood changes during and after pregnancy. Services include counseling, diagnosis, and medical treatment for any pregnancy-related or postpartum psychiatric conditions.
An NYU Langone social worker can help you navigate services designed for families, including individual and family counseling, support groups, parenting education, financial assistance, and transportation to and from the hospital.
Though NYU Langone has a 24/7 visitor policy, our specialists recommend that most loved ones visit you and your baby between 10:00AM and 8:00PM. In some instances, the doctor may restrict visitors. Visitation at the NICU, where premature and ill newborns are cared for, is typically limited to the baby’s parents.
For safety reasons, balloons are not permitted in the hospital.
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