Originally Posted by AlexisT
I did it last time and will again. The leukemia link was debunked, and it seems so little risk for a potentially large benefit.
I know this is an old post, but since it was bumped, I want to reiterate this ^^. I'm on the Droid ATM, so can't really post the relevant studies, but found the data easily obtained when I was considering which to permit at the hospital. Vit K and leukemia link was debunked, and with no other real potential complications I determined to allow that injection.
I refused the erythromycin as I do not have chlamydia or gonorrhea, as proven by 10 years of annual well woman exams and the mandatory pregnancy STD test, so unless they've changed their minds about catching that from toilet seats, I was comfortable saying there was no chance at my having one of those. =P
I also declined them testing my son's blood type after birth to determine whether I required a Rhogam shot. I am A-, my DH is AB-, my OB ran the tests themselves. "Sometimes things happen and the baby can be born with a positive blood type anyway, it happened just last week to another patient who said her and her husband were both negative," the nurse tried to tell me. "Perhaps she was confused about the father of her child," I replied politely. This isn't an algebra class, lady. Two negatives do not make a positive. I learned the basics of a punnet square in sixth grade. >.<<br />
I don't mind mitigating reasonable risk if there are reasonably low side effects, but I'm not letting you stick and slap goop on me and my kid if there is literally no reason to do so besides "that's just what we do." =P