Soon after birth, your baby will undergo various tests and checkups in order to ensure everything is fine. Your baby will be taken away from you for these preliminary examinations (Apgar tests). It usually takes few minutes for these tests and checkups to be conducted. However, in case your baby was prematurely born (before 37 weeks), it will be placed under special care baby unit (SCBU). Though it may be a cause of concern for the parents, it’s essential for the baby’s health. During this period, information on your baby’s progress will be communicated to you on a regular basis and you will also be able to spend time with your baby in the special care unit.
This section contains information on various tests and checkups that are conducted soon after birth and also information regarding vaccinations and general checkups as you baby grows.