I'm a FTM, and of course, slightly overwhelmed with the thought of vaccinations and everything they want to do to my sweet girl the moment she comes out. Can anyone tell me the advantages/disadvantages to the typical newborn screenings? I know in the hospital I'm delivering at the antibiotic eye drops, vitamin K, and Hep B are standard... I just don't know what I feel is actually necessary. I've been tyring to read up as much as I can, but I feel so conflicted.
Also, a pediatrician I met with told me I would need a Hep B shot (I believe in the hospital) and whooping cough. My husband is a career fireman in NYC, and of course, they pump him full of every shot/vaccine there is. He is now obsessed with whooping cough and thinks we all need it. I just don't agree. Personally, I can't remember the last time I got a shot. Maybe 15? I vetoed the flu shot while pregnant (and I've never had one before)... I just feel so lost and confused, and that I don't have much time to decide.