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  • What Does the Newborn Physical Examination Check For?

    All parents are offered a thorough physical examination for their baby within 72 hours of giving birth.The examination includes screening tests to find out if your baby has any problems with their eyes, heart, hips and, in boys, the testicles (testes). The newborn physical examination is usually carried out in hospital before you go home. Sometimes it’s done at a hospital or community clinic, GP surgery, children’s centre, or at home. Ideally, both parents should be there when the examination is done. The health professional doing the examination should explain what it involves. This could be a doctor, midwife, nurse or

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