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What to Expect at Baby's First Doctor Appointment

Are you a little nervous to take your newborn to her first doctor appointment? Don't fret. We'll help you with what questions to ask, what paperwork to remember, who to bring along, and what Baby needs.
doctor with new mother Scheduling Must-Knows

Baby's first 2-week well-visit appointment will come up quicker than you think. Most parents schedule this visit with a pediatrician either while in the hospital postdelivery or shortly after coming home. When scheduling, ask for an appointment during the least busy part of the office day or if the doctor has a certain part of the day or week dedicated to seeing newborns. Expect the visit to take about 25 minutes, but this can vary. Prepare for the possibility of a wait or setback and be sure to plan time to fill out paperwork.