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user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting Venus p***s Trap.
I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
23rd Feb '13

vit Kis a very important part of birth, and its just a quick pinch. i strongly suggest you research it better.



What are the risks of getting the injection?




Potential risks of vitamin K injection are jaundice, flushing, rash, or a mild reaction at the injection site. Because the skin is broken when an injection is given, infection is possible, but exceedingly rare. Also, because a foreign substance is being injected, there is the risk of anaphylactic shock, a profound allergic reaction that can cause death. This is very rare. Other risks are hypothetical and require some background information:
The level of vitamin K in newborns is much lower than that of children and adults, and it usually decreases further after birth. In fact, all mammals are born with lower levels than their mothers. In addition, breastmilk contains only a small amount of vitamin K. The healthy breastfed newborn who does not receive vitamin K supplementation has low vitamin K levels for the first few weeks to months of life. Despite the fact that all this is characteristic of the normal newborn period it is still referred to as a deficiency. Babies have low levels of vitamin K relative to adult levels. Babies also have large heads relative to adult head size, but this is not considered bad. It is considered good, because the human brain needs to be large at birth. It is not known why babies are born with low vitamin K levels. This has led many researchers, midwives, and parents to believe that there is a good reason for lower vitamin K levels in newborns. Some researchers suggest that a low vitamin K level is protective against tumor formation and cancer, but the evidence to date is inconclusive. It is unknown what risk, if any, there is in exposing the newborn to an unnaturally high concentration of vitamin K. Therefore, by administering vitamin K to normal infants we may be actually causing other problems we don

Captain K'nuckles ⚓ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Elizabeth, WV, United States 4968 posts
23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I love Kenzi:</b>" where did you go? i always thought they delivered them then life flighted them to morgan town or charleston"</blockquote>



I went to Ruby in Morgantown. They suck ass! When I was in labor they left me In the hallway for like 30 minutes. :roll:

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11953 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [17 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky ... [snip!] ... refering to somone else who actually said "rofl""</blockquote> Yeah, and I said that was a low blow (whoever said it)."


without going back to check... probably me... referring to my laughing about her blaming the VS for her PPD.. NOT laughing at her PPD.



having a baby caused PPD.... not the nurses or CNA's making sure she survived without an emergent situation

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18554 posts
23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Amandα :</b>" .... Safely? "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... Modern medicine is great when it works, but i feel like it f**ks up more lives than it helps now a days. Just my opinion."</blockquote>




Taking vital signs is the least invasive, fastest and most effective way to tell if something is going wrong...

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
23rd Feb '13

My instructor said that they have people that do deny Vitamin K, and they just won't do any circumcisions on those babies. Of course it does protect if you got in to a car accident on the way home. So maybe you could ask if you could delay it until you are leaving?
And with the PKU couldn't they at least delay that?

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
24th Feb '13

I didn't read the whole 10 pages, but when I had my last baby I left the hospital after being there a lil over 24 hours. The only test they did in hospital was the hearing test. He did get the vitK shot after birth, but that's it. He had his heel prick test 3 days later when the midwife came to visit at home. And I don't know what ointment your talking about with the eyes.....not one of my babies have ever had that after being born. What's it for?

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting J&T+3:</b>" I didn't read the whole 10 pages, but when I had my last baby I left the hospital after being there a ... [snip!] ... what ointment your talking about with the eyes.....not one of my babies have ever had that after being born. What's it for?"</blockquote>



If I remember correctly, it's for STI/STD's that could cause the baby to become blind-it also is used to protect bacteria from getting into their eyes (I think).



They put it on my boys after bathing them-my first went directly to the NICU so it was done there & my youngest, I don't remember lol

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" I am planning a nqtural waterbirth this time. No drugs, i dont want an IV, i dont anything, but somone ... [snip!] ... If you had a hospital birth and denied all that for your baby what happened? Did they agree and accept or give you a hard time?"



As far as I know you can deny all that. Just make sure the hospital and your midwife knows your wishes before hand.
I'm planning on having a water birth with this one too, but at home. I just found out the midwives provide the birthing tub and everything, I'm sooo excited. I hated how out of control I felt in the hospital.

suzyq463 1 child; Iowa 220 posts
28th Feb '13

Still following this! I am switching to an out-of-hospital birth clinic. Today will be my first appointment. I toured the hospital last night to have comparison (I toured the clinic last week) and I feel even more certain I made the right choice for ME.



I still don't know what all I will deny or not, but I feel confident these midwives will inform me of options before assuming I want to do the normal procedures.



Edit: The two main things the tour nurse kept focusing on last night was how secure the baby would be from kidnapping (seriously, she brought it up like 10 times in 30 minutes!) and the fact that there's never full-up on the natural birth side but currently there's overflow in there from c-section recovery side. The fact that I couldn't get anything of a feel for what kind of care the nurses would be giving me (granted, it was only a facility tour, but still) made me glad I chose something else, even though it's gonna cost us a pile of money if insurance doesn't come through and reimburse us.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting suzyq463:</b>" Still following this! I am switching to an out-of-hospital birth clinic. Today will be my first appointment. ... [snip!] ... glad I chose something else, even though it's gonna cost us a pile of money if insurance doesn't come through and reimburse us."</blockquote>




Goodluck, ive been doing research and im gonna check oit the BC too and still talk to my hospital midwife next week and discuss things, but i think im going oral Vit. K and will get the PKU no matter where i deliver. And not sure about IV and all that though sjnce even at home i wouldnt need that. But yeah, good luck!!!! Im excitedto check out the BC on saturday!

firefightersbride 6 kids; Oklahoma 191 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting suzyq463:</b>" Still following this! I am switching to an out-of-hospital birth clinic. Today will be my first appointment. ... [snip!] ... glad I chose something else, even though it's gonna cost us a pile of money if insurance doesn't come through and reimburse us."</blockquote>




That's great that you found the right place for you! We have always had birth center births and will be doing so again this time unless some complication arises. This time our insurance will not cover midwifery so we are paying out of pocket. Often times the birth center will offer a self pay discount when paid early, for us that's 28 weeks. You might ask about any discounts they offer for self-pay, usually it's substantial. I hope you have a great delivery!

suzyq463 1 child; Iowa 220 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting firefightersbride:" <blockquote><b>Quoting suzyq463:</b>" Still following this! I am switching to an out-of-hospital ... [snip!] ... weeks. You might ask about any discounts they offer for self-pay, usually it's substantial. I hope you have a great delivery!"

That would be awesome if they gave a discount, but nope. They don't even give a discount for transferring in at 28 weeks and having received care elsewhere the first months. If insurance pays anything, I'll be so happy. Otherwise, We're looking at $5800 + any test and other extra fees. This is the ONLY clinic in the area. But I really liked the midwife and felt very happy at my appt today.

firefightersbride 6 kids; Oklahoma 191 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting suzyq463:</b>" That would be awesome if they gave a discount, but nope. They don't even give a discount for transferring ... [snip!] ... and other extra fees. This is the ONLY clinic in the area. But I really liked the midwife and felt very happy at my appt today."</blockquote>




Wow!! That is a chunk of money!!! Ours charges $2800, but discounts it to $2400, if paid by 28 weeks. I have to travel over an hour one way to get to the center, but the midwives are great, so it's worth it!