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We did not get it for Lily, but we did get it for Violet. She had massive bruising when she was born from hitting my pelvic bone so much. She's 4 weeks tomorrow and still has a huge hematoma on her head.
I asked my midwife about this last time and she said she does not even bring it to births to administer, none of her clients thus far have ever wanted it. She said if we wanted it we'd have to get a script from baby's future doctor for oral Vit. K and have it ready ourselves. Seemed kind of odd to me that she doesn't have it available. We'll probably get the script and have it on hand, if the doctor is willing that is - though we don't plan on doing anything else (ointment, etc).
I had the oral Vit K administered by request because of his facefirstbrow presentation and the swelling and bruise on his eye. (I think the OB poked him and doesn't want to admit that she didn't know what she was touching) but he also had bruising around the internal monitors..so I thought it would be okay to use this time.
my hospital born kiddos all had it.....I am still deciding this time. I need to talk to my midwife about it, but I think as long as things go smoothly and there doesn't seem to be a need we will probably forgo it.
homebirthing, tandem nursing, cosleeping, babywearing, picky vaxing, cloth diapering Christian doula mama
Not unless there is a reason...like with BE, the delivery was fine, so we didn't allow them to give it to him(hospital birth). but two days later, when his respiratory rate was 130!(they don't like it to be over 60, and it was 90 when he was born!!), they needed to start doing all kinds of blood tests, etc...So we consented.
We don't plan on it with this baby, but again, if needed we will!