During deliveries at Dr. Rose Private Hospital, neonatologists specializing in the care of newborns are involved in each case and have the most experience in recognizing and caring for any pre- or postnatal abnormalities that may occur. This practice is also in compliance with international standards.
What tests does the neonatologist perform?
A key aspect is the perception of the postnatal condition and the adaptation of the newborn to life after delivery (the Apgar score), and the assessment of prenatal development. An important part of the tests is to examine the permeability of body orifices (nostrils, ears, rectum, urethra), the early detection of any developmental abnormalities that may be present, and also the most common birth defects (e.g. collarbone fracture, brachial plexus birth palsy).
After birth, the prevention of bleeding disorders is initiated (vitamin K), the first vaccination is administered (BCG), a hearing test is performed, and at six weeks of age a hip screening is performed.
Our neonatologists follow and monitor young infants until 6 weeks of age, after which care is provided by pediatricians. During this period, in addition to thorough clinical specialist examinations (orthopedics, ophthalmology), the main tasks include providing breastfeeding and nutrition advice, vaccination and professional guidance, and activities to prevent common diseases in later infancy.