Procedures for Your Baby

Hepatitis B Immunization

The first of 3 vaccinations occurs shortly after birth with your consent. The other 2 will be administered by your baby’s doctor in the coming months. You will receive more information after delivery.

Circumcision

If you choose to have your baby boy circumcised, it will be done on the day of discharge. Your baby’s doctor will review the procedure and have you sign a consent. Medicaid patients will be asked for co-payment at the time circumcision is done.

When you make this decision, it may help you to think about your personal and cultural preferences. For example, you may want to consider your religious and family traditions while you weigh the pros and cons of the surgery. It is your decision whether to keep your son's penis natural or have your son circumcised.

We encourage you to consult your physician and pediatrician to assist with this decision. Just remember, it's up to you.

Newborn Screening Program

Sometimes it's referred to as the “PKU Test”. All infants in Colorado are screened for several genetic diseases that can be harmful if not detected early in life. We offer the expanded screening. A few drops of blood are drawn from your baby’s heel at about 24 hours of life. The test is repeated at two weeks of age.

Newborn Hearing Screening

All babies are given a hearing screening while in the hospital. This is usually done at mom’s bedside and uses non-invasive probes on your baby’s skin.

Congenital Cardiac Heart Disease Screening (CCHD)

This screening detects low oxygen levels and is done by placing non-invasive pulse oximetry probes on your baby’s foot and hand.