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5 Essential Health Screenings Your Baby Needs

The essential health screenings your infant needs during the first few days of life.
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Although your obstetrician tracks your fetus throughout pregnancy via ultrasound, blood tests, and amniocentesis, some things can't be assessed until after your baby is delivered. So only seconds after your newborn enters the world and takes his first gulp of air, he'll start on a round of tests and procedures that protect his health. Here's a cheat sheet on what to expect.