Newborn Care

Newborn Care

Newborn Care services offered in Chelsea, AL

Having a newborn is an exciting and nerve-wracking time in your life. Stephanie Varner, CPNP-PC, and the team at Pediatric Care of Chelsea in Chelsea, Alabama, understand the roller coaster of feelings you have with your new baby and offer comprehensive newborn care. They can examine your baby and provide guidance on feeding, bathing, sleeping, and any other concerns you have. For comprehensive and compassionate newborn care, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Newborn Care Q&A

What is newborn care?

Newborn care is the health management of your newborn baby. The goal of newborn care is to make sure your baby gets the best possible start in life.


Newborn care helps ensure that your baby is happy, healthy, and safe during those first few weeks of life. Newborns go through many changes during those first weeks and it’s important to know what to expect and when to reach out for help. 


Pediatric Care of Chelsea is a primary pediatric practice that provides expert newborn care. The team takes a patient-centered approach, giving you the time, support, and guidance necessary to manage your newborn baby’s health and well-being.

When do I start newborn care?

Most newborns get their first physical exam and vaccinations at the hospital within a few hours of birth. Once you’re at home, you need to schedule your newborn care visit at Pediatric Care of Chelsea within 3-5 days after your child’s birth.


This first visit is vital to your emotional well-being, as well as your child’s overall health. Having a newborn is overwhelming. Knowing what to expect can help make life with your new baby a little more manageable. 

What happens during newborn care?

The specifics of your newborn care visit at Pediatric Care of Chelsea depends on you and your baby’s needs. However, you can expect the team to measure your baby’s weight, length, and head circumference. These measurements are important for monitoring growth and development.


Your provider performs a physical exam, checks eyes and ears, and asks about feeding, sleeping, and diaper changes.


The team spends time talking to you about what you can expect over the next month. They schedule your next exam for your newborn from two weeks of age.

When should I talk to a pediatric specialist about my newborn?

You should call the team at Pediatric Care of Chelsea whenever you have concerns about your newborn. Newborn care includes answering all those questions you have during those first few weeks of your baby’s life.


You should also call the team at Pediatric Care of Chelsea when your newborn has any signs or symptoms of an infection, such as a fever, runny nose, or coughing. 


Newborn care is all about making sure you and your baby get off to the best possible start. Call Pediatric Care of Chelsea or schedule your newborn care appointment online today.