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Who is responsible for these shots (who do I tell that I don't want them done), the hospital, the OB, or the pediatrician?
How do you feel about them? I feel like the hep B is entirely superfluous, and the vit K for the most part, but I'm not all knowing obviously. I want to make sure before I talk to them about it in case they try to tell me she must have them.
Tell EVERYONE. If I had to have a hospital birth, I would tell every person I saw. I even bolded it on my birth plan, not that I think a hospital will read my birth plan if I need a transfer but my midwife would be with me if that happened at least. I would make sure my baby is NEVER out of my or my husband's sight, too. I know too many people who despite saying they didn't want Hep B shot, the hospital "forgot" or "didn't know" and gave it to the baby and the parent only found out because the pedi told them at their next check up.
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I've heard the same about pacifiers and bottles. That is why I really am going to insist that she not leave the room. Our hospital has been called a bunch of nazi's more than once! What they think is right and that is that.
The pediatrician I met (I really like her) is ok with delayed vaccinations but she seemed to think the longest hep B could be delayed was one month. So I don't know who to play human shield against, I guess everyone!
Baby will have her own nurse come in and clean/care for her after the birth. Perhaps you could ask to meet her once you arrive to go over your birth plan? (though if labor is long, there could be a shift change). Basically, just don't let baby out of sight. Where she goes, daddy or mommy goes!