12 weeks after birth of your baby
Sometimes, your doctor may suggest follow-up testing for new moms. Talk to your doctor about if additional tests might need to be performed on you.
Many things are happening in your body right after you have a baby. Some changes are physical and others are emotional. More information about common postpartum discomforts and what to do about them can be found here: https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-healthconditions/postpartum-depression. Talk to your provider if you are worried about any discomforts or concerns.
At your child’s well-baby visit, the doctor or nurse will order screening tests that are most appropriate for your child’s age and risk factors. Pediatric preventative care tests help to detect risks for illness, disease, and other possible health concerns for your child.
Newborn - 9 months
12 months - 4 years
*Perform risk assessments as appropriate, based on universal screening requirements for patients with Medicaid or high prevalence areas.
For more on childhood tests and risk assessments, visit AAP.org.
5 years - 10 years
11 years - 21 years
Everyone hopes that his or her baby is born healthy and most of the time that is true, but sometimes there is a need for further testing to help diagnose conditions that can arise as baby grows and develops.
In the event you want to know more about conditions with a genetic origin, you can find more information on our websites.