Whether you have a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section, your health care costs will rise from the moment your infant arrives. Luckily, baby health care (every check up and vaccine) can be covered by health insurance if you know how to obtain it.
Your baby has been around for four weeks now, which means it's time to take her to her first checkup. Expect the doctor to measure your newborn's height, weight and length, to discuss vaccination and to talk to you about supplements.
Your child has entered her ninth month, so it's time to take her back to the pediatrician for a checkup. She only needs one more shot (the last round of her hepatitis B vaccine) so you'll spend time discussing childproofing and development.
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