Advanced search

Got questions about giving birth? Know what to expect and when to expect it, with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

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?


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.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: