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April 20th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Do you do it after birth? Are there certain situations where you would?
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April 20th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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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.
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April 20th, 2010, 07:40 PM
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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).
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April 20th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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I took a supplement prior to birth and for several weeks following, so the shot was unnecessary.
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April 21st, 2010, 08:22 AM
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We have in our birth plan to use only if there is birth trauma. So far we haven't needed it.
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April 21st, 2010, 08:52 AM
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we didn't with Zane. We only would in case of birth trauma, if that happened we'd go the oral route not the injection
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April 21st, 2010, 10:49 AM
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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.
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April 21st, 2010, 11:22 AM
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we were kind of forced into it for Jonah. I haven't talked to the midwife about it yet for Evie
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April 21st, 2010, 10:12 PM
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we got an oral dose for Maya
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April 22nd, 2010, 09:15 AM
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We didn't do it, but would have if there was bruising.
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April 22nd, 2010, 01:20 PM
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I don't think we did with Kailey (wow bad memory...), we didn't with Nola.
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April 22nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
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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.
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April 27th, 2010, 07:58 PM
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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!
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April 28th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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We didn't with our last home birth, but would do it if there was birth trauma.
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