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Baby checks in hospital

(6 Posts)
ChipShopGherkin Thu 02-Nov-17 16:01:22

Hi everyone.

When your baby has their first checks in hospital (hips/testicles ect) is this be conducted by a physiotherapist or someone else?

Thanks.

Tedster77 Thu 02-Nov-17 16:07:17

It's done either by a paediatric doctor or a midwife with a special additional qualification.

welshweasel Thu 02-Nov-17 16:07:26

Usually done by a paediatrician.

OneMoreTune Thu 02-Nov-17 16:21:09

Paediatrician comes round to visit to do newborn checks before you leave hospital. Hearing test is also done but by someone else, not the paed.

Mummyme87 Thu 02-Nov-17 21:37:08

Trust dependent. Some hospitals in routinely paediatrician although moving away from this now and they cover the babies on antibiotics etc. More often now done by a midwife with the newborn examination qualification. Never by a physio

elliejjtiny Wed 08-Nov-17 21:13:11

With my older 2 babies the gp did the health check and the HV did the hearing test. Ds3 had his heath check by a junior paeds Dr in the hospital and his hearing test done by the HV. My youngest 2 babies were in nicu so they had health checks and hearing tests done there.

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