Newborn Follow-Up Clinic is located in Birmingham, AL.  The clinic looks at and follows the progress of children that are at risk for developmental delays.  At each visit different tests will be done to see if there are problems with their growth and development. The tests done will involve play activities like puzzles or kicking balls.  Different tests will be done depending on your child’s age. Appointments are on Mondays and Thursdays.

At each visit, your child may see:

  • Developmental Pediatrician
  • Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Psychologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Nurse

The children have been referred to this clinic by a Neonatal ICU, Cardiac ICU or the child’s pediatrician.  They see patients under the age of three that meet any of these criteria:

  • Birth weight less than 1000 grams or 2 lbs 3 oz
  • Less than 29 weeks
  • Have heart defects
  • Have been on ECMO
  • Have been on cooling therapy

Helpful Tips for NBFU Clinic Visits 

  • Expect the visit to last three or four hours.
  • Plan accordingly for lunch, your child’s nap, etc.
  • You may want to bring your spouse or a friend to help you watch your child.
  • Bring bottles, pacifiers, snacks, or favorite toys to keep your child busy.
  • Bring any hearing aids, braces, or assistive devices for your child
  • Wear comfortable clothes, as you may need to sit on the floor or move from room to room.
  • Bring a blanket as rooms are sometimes cool.
  • Bring a list of medications, questions, concerns, or comments about your child to share with the doctor or other members of the follow-up team

Basic Food Guide

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Basic Food Guide (Spanish)

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