Do I need a Pediatrician?
Your Midwife will perform a complete physical exam on your baby shortly after birth. She’ll also weigh and measure your baby. You will be instructed on how to listen to your baby’s heart rate and breathing so that you can check this between visits. Your midwife will see you and your baby again the day after your birth and a couple days later. It is recommended that you choose a Pediatrician during your pregnancy and plan to have your baby seen within the first couple days after the birth. Vaccines are not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics under 2 months of age.