Infant Care

Prior to discharge:

■ Follow-up care arrangements should be made

All laboratory results should be normal, including:

■ Blood glucose

Maternal serologic tests for syphilis and HbsAg should be nonreactive. Initial HBV vaccine should be administered.

All screening tests required by law should be done (e.g., testing for phenylketonuria [PKU] and hypothyroidism).

Patient education regarding infant immunizations and well-baby care

Urinary retention with bladder overdistention is a common complication of the early puerperium.

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