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Caring For Your
Newborn Baby

Last Reviewed: April 2017

What Happens at the Hospital

your newborn

Right after delivery

Right after your baby is born:

  1. His umbilical cord will be clamped and cut.
  2. He'll be placed skin-to-skin on Mom's chest
    or abdomen or under a warmer to help keep
    him warm.
  3. He'll be dried off and your health care provider
    will begin checking his health.

Tests and procedures during your hospital stay

While you're in the hospital, healthcare providers will do these specific tests and procedures to check your new baby's health:

After leaving the hospital, be sure to take your baby for his first doctor's visit and regular check-ups. These visits let your doctor check he's healthy, growing and developing well.

Have a specific question?

Call and speak to a Peel Public Health Nurse


Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216

At the Hospital | Preparing For Baby | The First Few Days | What Your Newborn Will Look Like
Taking Care of Your Newborn | Taking Care of You and Your Partner

Revised: Wednesday June 28 2017


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