Your Baby's First Medical Checkup

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In the first 12 hours a pediatrician will give your baby a checkup. In addition to a head-to-toe examination, there will be checks made on skin color, temperature, and muscle tone, and on reflexes, such as sucking and grasping.

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Doctor examining baby

Heart and Lungs


The heart and lungs are checked to ensure they sound normal.

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