Hesperian Health Guides

Check the Baby Often During the First 2 Months

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The midwife or another health worker should continue to look after the mother and baby after the birth. Mothers and babies can come to a clinic for checkups, but when possible the first checkups should be at home so they do not have to travel or be exposed to sick people at a clinic. Check the baby and mother the day after the birth, 3 days after the birth, and 1 week after the birth. Another visit at 6 weeks is helpful. Visit more often if there are any signs of problems. Visiting often is the best way to notice health problems before they become deadly.


This page was updated:14 Sep 2020