Newborn Care

Shortly after your baby’s birth, a maternity services team member will:

  • Perform a physical exam
  • Check your infant’s weight, length and head circumference
  • Perform screening tests for common conditions, such as hearing difficulty  

Special Care Nursery 

To get in good health before going home, your baby may visit our level 2 special care nursery if he or she falls into any of these categories:

  • Is premature (but is born after at least 32 weeks gestation and weighs at least 3.3 pounds) 
  • Has a moderate health concern that will likely improve soon 
  • Needs help breathing for up to 24 hours 

Transfer to a NICU

If your newborn has a serious health condition, we’ll help your baby transition to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in Greenville for the highest level of care.

Compassionate Team of Specialists

At AnMed, your baby may benefit from:

  • Pediatric hospitalists who are available 24/7 to respond to health concerns 
  • Nurses with certifications from the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and STABLE program, which teaches advanced care of sick infants  
  • Respiratory therapist who can help your infant breathe more easily
  • Nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for newborns 
  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (breastfeeding specialists)

Pediatric Care for Your Baby

If you weren’t able to choose a doctor for your baby before delivery, we’ll help you make an appointment for your newborn’s first checkup before you go home. A pediatrician or family doctor will check your baby’s development, answer your questions, and offer vaccinations for protection against infectious diseases. Bring your child to the doctor regularly to set the foundation for lifelong wellness.

Car Seat Help

Make sure your baby’s first car ride is a safe one. Schedule a car seat inspection by calling Safe Kids Anderson County at 864-512-5437.