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September 22nd, 2007, 09:19 PM
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i was reading the "newborn procedures" and i had a few questions from there. what exactly is the pku test?? is that the 5 circle thing? and the vit k, i thought, was if you had a rough birth(such as the baby was stuck or anything stressful). is that correct?? kaylynn got it becuase the midwife said that it would be good for her. i pushed for 2 hours with her....the first 30 minutes i got her head half way out(literally) and then it took another hour and a half to get past that. her hair was dry and everything by the time she finally came out. anyways, the mw said that it was probably a little stressful on her so it would be good to get it. *sorry to make that so long*
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September 23rd, 2007, 09:10 AM
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Yup the PKU test is the circle test (where they fill these paper circles with blood fron a heel stick) It's to check for a very serious metabolic disorder. The Vitamin K is to help baby with blood clotting. Baby will start producing an adequate amount by day 8-however if it's felt that baby may have had some bruising from the birth or if baby is having any kind of procedure done during the first week (like circumcision) then it's worth having, otherwise it shouldn't be mandatory.
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October 1st, 2007, 06:54 PM
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I've been researching about the same two procedures, and bookmarked two great links, if you're interested:


Vitamin K

Both are from gentlebirth.org - great site!
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