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Newborn Care

Important information for expectant parents:

Our doctors are on staff at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. Whether you are in need of support for an uncomplicated pregnancy or high-risk pregnancy Rush-Copley has the advanced technology as well as the promise of a personal approach to put your mind at ease. Rush-Copley’s Family Birth Center services are very comprehensive. Rush-Copley also has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)  that provides special expertise to handle 24-hour coverage of newborns with medical challenges.

If you have chosen one of our doctors as your baby's physician, the hospital will notify the doctor of your baby’s arrival. The baby will be seen within 24 hours of birth and daily thereafter until the baby is released from the hospital.If you have any concerns about the baby at this time, please discuss them with the doctor.

During your stay the nurses as well as lactation specialists will address basic care questions you may have and will help to make your stay in the hospital exceed your expectations.

Circumcisions are done by your obstetrician during your hospital stay. Please discuss any questions you have about the circumcision procedure with your obstetrician prior to delivery.

Recommended Reading and Website

Your Baby’s First Year is a recommended reading developed by The American Academy of Pediatrics. In this book, you’ll find detailed information on basic infant care, age appropriate toys, safety concerns,  handling common ailments, milestones for physical, social, and cognitive growth, nutrition, immunizations, car safety seats and much more.

Office Visits

Routine office visits should begin within the first few days of going home, then 1 month, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36 months and so forth.  Our physicians promote wellness and prevention and strongly recommend vaccinating based on guidelines of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Family Physicians.Through vaccinations many childhood illness that were once deadly have now been eradicated. If you have concerns about vaccinations, please discuss with your physicians

Emergencies

Our answering service always calls the doctor on call after hours for emergencies. Please call the office during regular office hours for all routine questions/scheduling/canceling appointments and for test results.