From day one, every child deserves the highest quality medical care delivered by people who truly appreciate what makes babies unique. You are sure to find the doctor that is right for you and your baby, close to home.
Today, thanks to advanced prenatal testing services, doctors are often aware of potential newborn problems ahead of birth, but babies can be surprising. With more than 30,000 babies delivered at hospitals in the Sutter Health network every year, we know to expect the unexpected.
We offer routine newborn care including genetic abnormalities testing, a hearing screening, a comprehensive newborn physical exam and several recommended preventive services that help keep your baby healthy.
In addition, mothers are supported with special services, chief among them, our lactation services. Because of this, the rate of mothers leaving Sutter hospitals breastfeeding is nearly 90 percent, as measured by the California Department of Public Health. Our Fremont and Los Gatos clinics offer a "newborn club;" a two-hour shared medical appointment with a Nurse Practitioner to learn the basics and standards of newborn care. Contact the centers directly for more information.
Centering Parenting Program
The PAMF Pediatrics department is proud to offer family centered well-child care for children two and under. In this innovative group setting, you’ll join between 7 and 10 other parents and their same-age infants in a relaxed, comfortable setting. You’ll have a one-on-one assessment with the provider and then time for a group discussion. This group-centered approach offers a method of exploring topics in a way that is interactive and engaging. Ask all of your questions, support your own health, and share with other families in this unique environment.
Why Choose Centering?
- More time with the provider! Each Centering group appointment is 2 hours long.
- Emphasis on parent’s self-care and overall wellness.
- Appointments are scheduled well in advance to accommodate work and childcare needs.
- Learn how to track your child’s vital signs from the provider.
- Timeliness: each group begins and ends on time.
- Opportunity to meet other parents, build community, and establish friendships for you and your child.
Interested? Call (831) 458-5555 to learn more or sign-up.
Advanced Newborn Care
If a problem is detected either at birth or within the first day of life, newborns may require more advanced care.
A lifelong adventure begins when you bring your baby home. Your baby’s doctor will see your baby regularly throughout the first year for well-baby exams where growth and development are tracked and important preventive care, such as vaccinations, is provided. Your baby’s doctor may also take care of some procedures, such as circumcision in boys. Most importantly, your baby’s doctor will be there in case of accidents or illnesses during the first year.
Finding a Primary Care Doctor to Care for Your Baby
Choosing a doctor for your newborn is an important first step in ensuring your child’s lifelong health. If you’re expecting a baby, our newborn navigators will help you find a doctor who is right for your family. We make it easy by helping you find a doctor for your child based on criteria that are important to you like location, gender, languages spoken and more.
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