One or two evenings a month, we schedule a "Meet and Greet" session to allow you to meet one of our doctors and learn about our office. Call our office during business hours to sign up for one of these sessions. Please note that space is limited.
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life. Nothing is more rewarding than the privilege of caring for this new life and providing an environment in which both you and your child will thrive and develop. Choosing the pediatrician that can best care for your child is an important decision. At Glendale Pediatrics, we share your joy and enthusiasm and look forward to the opportunity to partner with you on the exciting journey of raising a child.
When your baby is born at an affiliated hospital, simply tell your obstetrician and the hospital staff that you have chosen Glendale Pediatrics as your child's pediatrician. Our office will be notified of your baby's birth by the hospital staff. One of our doctors will visit and examine your baby within the first 24 hours of birth and will visit daily until you and your baby are discharged home. Upon discharge, please contact us to schedule your baby's first visit to our office (which is usually within one to two days of being discharged home).
In keeping with the standard of newborn care, we strongly recommend vitamin K for newborn infants to facilitate clotting. Without vitamin K, some babies will have catastrophic bleeding which can lead to permanent brain damage and even death. The preferred method for a newborn to receive vitamin K is as a one-time injection into the child’s thigh. This is routinely given to your baby at the hospital, right after delivery. Our pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics believe that the oral administration is a far less acceptable alternative, and we do not provide oral vitamin K in the office. Please be aware that it is our office policy to require newborns to receive injectable vitamin K. We would be happy to discuss this further with you.
Feel free to explore a summary of the AAP position on vitamin K at healthychildren.org.
Birthing Center and Home Births
If your baby is born outside of a hospital setting, your baby will need to have an examination by a physician shortly after birth. Please see the attached information about how to arrange that with our office.
Visit the Newborns page to learn more about what to expect the first few days of life.
Again, Congratulations! Enjoy this exciting time. Thank you for choosing Gendale Pediatrics in the care of your chid.