During these final weeks, you may feel anxious to see your new baby. Newborn babies often look different from what you see in pictures or movies. Right after birth, their heads may have a strange shape. Their eyes may be puffy. And their genitals may be swollen. They may also have very dry skin, or red marks on the eyelids, nose, or neck. Still, most parents think their babies are beautiful.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: September 5, 2018
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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