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Physical Examination

Newborn Babies - Physical Examination

Picture of a physician listening to a newborn

A complete physical examination is an important part of newborn care. Each body system is carefully examined for signs of health and normal function. The doctor also looks for any signs of illness or birth defects. Physical examination of a newborn often includes assessment of the following:

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