Bringing Home Baby

You have waited nine months (and in some cases longer) to bring home your new bundle. While this moment may be exciting, it may also be filled with anxiety. However, with a little bit of preparedness, your baby’s homecoming can be a time of great joy.

The first item of business before you bring your baby home is to schedule your child’s first check-up (usually a few days after the baby is home) by calling 1-800-HENRYFORD (1-800-436-7936). It is also wise to make sure you get any questions answered before coming home. From breastfeeding and bathing to diapering and swaddling, no question should go unanswered.

We realize that you may have a few more questions once you get home. For your convenience, we have included some answers to common questions from new parents, including:


At Henry Ford, our expert pediatricians know that you may need a little help with your new addition. Whether you have a question, need an appointment or just need a “partner-in-parenting," we are here for you.

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If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please do not utilize this scheduling feature for urgent medical situations.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

If you have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone suspected to have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please contact our nurse line @ 313- 874-7500 prior to scheduling.

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