Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)
I am qualified to perform the NIPE examination. Examination performed in your own home away from the hospital environment. I take my time to avoid upsetting client's and babies unnecessarily. The NIPE is not uncomfortable for baby, but does involve a stranger handling them, and I find taking time to accomodate the needs of baby for feeding and comfort results in clearer findings and less upset all round.
From mid March I can offer SPO2 screening during the NIPE. The benefits and limitations of this screening are discussed with parents first to enable an informed decision.
A comprehensive report is sent to parents afterwards and also to the named midwife if required.
I am very happy to travel to cover this appointment for other Independent Midwives. Please use contact form on homepage to contact me or text for fastest response. Will accomodate in evenings or short notice to comply with recommended time limits.