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Newborn Screenings Done Shortly After Birth

When your new bundle of joy finally arrives, you may feel a little overwhelmed with the thought of taking him or her home to care for on your own. But do not fear! Before you and your baby are ready to go home, there are a few screenings that will be completed by the staff to ensure that your newborn is healthy and ready to go.

Although the testing may seem a bit strenuous, screenings before discharge are extremely important to the health and wellness of your baby and in many cases are required by law. Reading up on the benefits these screenings provide, you too will be comforted knowing that your baby is free of certain newborn disorders that can be identified and often controlled with early screening and follow up.

Dalina Walker, RN, MSN, Newborn Nurse
Dalina was born and raised in Virgina where she currently lives with her family. She earned both her Associates and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Norfolk State University. She then went onto earn her Masters of Science in Nursing Educator from Liberty University. She is a postpartum and nursery nurse who loves to pour into the journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood.