What to Expect During Your Stay

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From hearing screenings to condition screenings, learn more about what you and your newborn will experience during his or her stay in the hospital.

  • Your baby will be examined daily by your pediatrician or by TriHealth pediatricians and the results will be discussed with you.
  • Universal newborn hearing screening.
  • Vitamin-K injection to prevent bleeding complications.
  • Ohio Universal Newborn Blood Screening at 24 hours of age for a total of 30 conditions is screened in your newborn by a heel-stick blood draw. A sample of conditions tested for are:
    • PKU (phenylketonuria)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Sickle cell anemia/trait
    • Galactosemia
    • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    • Homocystinuria
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Transcutaneous bilirubin assessment to screen for jaundice
    • Congenital heart disease screening with pulse oximetry
    • Hepatitis B vaccine is offered

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