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May 21st, 2013, 08:05 AM
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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.
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May 21st, 2013, 09:20 AM
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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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May 21st, 2013, 12:04 PM
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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!
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May 21st, 2013, 12:22 PM
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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!
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May 21st, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Man.. I had this typed out and then it got eaten..

At my hospital you have to sign papers either way for the hep B..

But you will have to FIGHT as soon as you walk in to not get the vit K. That is something they give the baby when they are weighing it and cleaning it up...
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May 21st, 2013, 03:41 PM
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the nurses will do it, so make sure you tell them. and your OB/midwife. and your labor support team.

vit k helps with clotting so *i* would do it if i were going to circumcise (we dont but if we did, i would) or if there was any significant bruising, especially on the head
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May 21st, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Tell everyone, once, twice, three times if you have to. I agree never let baby out of your sight.
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May 21st, 2013, 08:21 PM
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I forgot to add, the only reason I would consent to vit-k is if there was a prolonged pushing phase and/or birth trauma (forceps/vacuum extraction. bruising...)
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May 21st, 2013, 10:03 PM
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I didn't know they give Hep B at birth. My birth center only gives what you consent to and the only two options are the eye ointment stuff and Vit K.

We do the Vit K because we circumcise even though everyone at the center is against it. My doula was handing me pamphlets still even after we vaccinated him for the clotting lol.
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