Finding a pediatrician is just one of the many tasks you must do as you prepare for the arrival of your new baby. Here at Crown Point Pediatrics, we gladly welcome expecting parents for a visit to our office. At that time you can meet one of the doctors, ask any questions you may have and tour the office. Please call us to set up an appointment. There is no charge for this visit.
Delivering your baby
Once you have chosen us, simply notify your obstetrician and inform the hospital at the time you register. If we have privileges at the hospital where you will deliver, they will notify us when your baby is born. We will provide care to your new baby each day you are in the hospital. Your first appointment in our office will be 1-2 days following discharge.
We have hospital privileges at:
- Parker Adventist Hospital
- Skyridge Medical Center
- Medical Center of Aurora South
It is not a problem if you happen to be delivering at another hospital. If that is the case, we will see your baby 1-2 days after you are discharged from the hospital. We encourage you to call us on the day of discharge to set up an appointment. Remember to bring the hospital paperwork to your first appointment.
Our lactation consultant, Jacque Northrup, R.N., C.L.C., is available from our office to provide nursing mothers help in their home with breastfeeding. She is a certified lactation specialist and a registered nurse with years of experience both in the hospital and in private homes with moms and their nursing babies.
Jacque is available to coach moms and their babies with breastfeeding problems such as poor latching, breast or nipple pain, difficulties with a baby gaining weight, and milk supply and pumping issues.
Jacque will visit moms with nursing questions in their home to observe mom and baby nursing. She will obtain accurate weights on baby before and after nursing to determine the volume of breast milk the infant is taking at a feeding. Jacque is available by phone, C 303-903-6695, to arrange consultation appointments and answer questions for moms who are nursing. We will be glad to refer any of our moms and patients needing help with breastfeeding to Jacque. In addition, she has Medela breast pumps for families to rent and she carries these in her car. Jacque can explain the pros and cons of different brands and types of breast pump and which is the best breast pump for different stages of nursing.
Crown Point Pediatrics is pleased to offer Jacque’s expert lactation advice as a service to our patients. We will bill insurance for her visits but will not bill our families for any balance. We believe it is vitally important for a mom and her baby to have the best possible start in their breastfeeding experience. Please call our office if you have any questions or if you need some help, 303-695-7667.
Our doctors can perform circumcisions while your baby is still in the hospital. Circumcision is an elective procedure and a personal decision, but we can help with any questions you may have. Please let us know if you would like us to perform the circumcision and we will review the procedure with you.
The First Several Appointments
We usually see newborns for their first visit 1-2 days after they are discharged from the hospital. At this visit we will check the baby’s weight, observe for jaundice, monitor feeding and help with any questions you have as you transition home.
In the first 2 weeks, it is quite common that we will need to see your baby every few days to monitor weight or jaundice (a yellowing of the skin often seen in newborns.)
2 week check
This is the first complete well baby checkup. We will measure height, weight and head circumference. We will review normal development, nutrition and safety. At this visit, your baby will also get the second newborn genetic screen. This is a simple heel prick and is done at the end of your visit at the lab next door.
Future Well Baby Check-ups
These visits are to monitor the growth and development of healthy children. We will make sure your child is growing appropriately and meeting developmental milestones. We review normal behavior, nutrition, and safety. In addition, your child will receive preventative vaccinations and other health screening tests at these visits. This is also a time for you to ask any questions you may have, such as feeding issues, sleeping issues, toilet-training, temper tantrums, and other behavioral concerns.
We schedule well baby visits at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months and 24 months. After that, we recommend yearly physical exams from 3-20 years old. If you have specific concerns, visits can be scheduled at any time.
See our Medical Info page and follow the links for “Breastfeeding” and “Newborn Information”. The Medical Info page also contains links to websites for ”Breastfeeding” and “New and Expecting Parents”.