Newborn Care Specialist

Heber Valley Pediatrics

Pediatrics & Behavioral Health located in Heber City, UT

A lifetime of quality health care begins at birth with excellent newborn care offered by David Larson, MD, FAAP, at Heber Valley Pediatrics. Serving the children and their families in Heber City, Utah, Dr. Larson has 20 years of experience treating newborns and infants. For a consultation before your baby is born or to begin newborn care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Newborn Care Q&A

What is newborn care?

 

Newborn care is an area of pediatric medicine focused on the health and wellness of your baby from birth to two months old. Newborn care begins immediately after birth when Dr. Larson visits you and your new little one in the hospital within 24 hours, or you come to the office within 3-5 days after delivery.

 

Expert newborn care offers support of you and your new baby by:

 

  • Assessing and monitoring your baby’s health
  • Identifying any health concerns early
  • Tracking their growth and development
  • Educating you on basic newborn care
  • Answering any questions you have
  • Assessing for feeding, digestive, or developmental problems
  • Initiating a recommended vaccination schedule
  • Completing all recommended newborn screenings

 

Your pediatrician also helps calm any fears you may have about your newborn, their health, and any necessary specialized care. Dr. Larson is a valuable resource during your first couple of months and beyond. 

 

What does newborn care entail?

 

Newborn care begins immediately after birth with the specialists at the hospital where you give birth. Dr. Larson initiates care of your newborn within 24 hours of delivery in the hospital or within five days of birth in his office. 


He performs a thorough newborn exam and orders blood work, newborn screenings, or any treatments they may need. Dr. Larson can also perform your son’s circumcision in the hospital or office.


 A newborn exam involves an evaluation of your baby’s:

 

  • Skin
  • Eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Reflexes and neurological status
  • Muscle tone and movement
  • Cry and reaction to stimulation
  • Genitals 
  • Spine 
  • Head
  • Lungs, heart, and abdomen


After their initial newborn care visit, your newborn sees Dr. Larson at two weeks, one month, and two months old. When your baby graduates from newborn care, they begin regular well-child check-ups, and their comprehensive pediatric care continues into young adulthood. 

 

The team at Heber Valley Pediatrics excels in the care of newborns and their families. You are welcome to make a predelivery appointment to get to know the team, ask questions, and share any concerns you have with Dr. Larson. 

 

For a prenatal consultation or to start newborn care, call the office to schedule an appointment with Heber Valley Pediatrics or use the online booking tool.