Examinations of your newborn

During your stay on the maternity ward, your baby may need to undergo an examination. Of course, you or your partner may accompany your baby. These examinations are often requested as assurance. There is no need to be alarmed right away.
A few drops of blood are taken from newborns for this test. The blood sample is then analysed to detect rare metabolic diseases.
Your baby may have a yellow colouring because their liver is not mature enough to break down all the waste products in their body. Jaundice in babies can be resolved with phototherapy. For this treatment, your baby is placed on a pad that emits blue light.
Last edit: 25 August 2021