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March 28th, 2013, 07:02 AM
KevinA KevinA is offline
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Good morning! My name is Kevin, my wife and I are both 30 years old and are expecting our first child. Our little girl is due on 4/16/13 .

I have been doing lots of research/reading these past few months. My wife and I have decided not to do any vaccines, or the vitamin K shot. I did however purchase an oral form (K-Quinone) online from preciousarrows. My wife has also made the decision not to get an epidural, unless (for some reason) it is absolutely necessary.

A little bit about us; we are both in shape, healthy, and not on any prescription medications. My wife has been taking Rainbow Light Prenatal ONE vitamins since we made the decision to start trying last May of 2012. She has also been taking Nordic Naturals prenatal DHA as well as a smaller EPA supplement along with it. She has been eating right and all of her OBGYN appointments have been great. Everything is normal, no problems. For that we are very thankful

My concern is, she tested positive for GBS. I know this is somewhat common and doesn't usually pose any problems for the mother or the child. We are having a hospital birth. I myself would prefer a home birth/natural birth, although since this is our first time so she feels more comfortable going the hospital route just in case some major complication were to happen. Because of the positive GBS, her OBGYN is recommending the normal dosing of Penicillin during labor.

My questions are, has anyone had any experiences with the Penicillin? I have been reading and reading so much, I am just looking for some personal experience. It's difficult to discuss these things with close friends that already have children, because they have all gone the route to do whatever the doctors recommend (getting vaccines, etc etc.) According to the CDC, the recommended dosing is rather large, and that worries me.

Would the dosage of Penicillin have any negative effects on clotting in our newborn even with the oral vitamin k supplement? I'm just trying to do what is best for my wife and our child. We were never really aware of all the dangers with vaccines and other treatments until I started reading months ago. I'm so glad I did!

Thanks for taking the time to read this. If anyone has any advice or recommendations, it is greatly appreciated
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