we're talking baby care here right post birth???
With DD#1 I had no infant interventions. She was weighed and thouroughly examined (about an hour and a half after the birth) and she was given breastmilk. We had a short cord that broke during labor and if there were going to be hemmoraging issues there would have been - we were both excellent clotters.
I am planning the same thing with the twins.
I will not allow Hep B. i am negative and we do not live in a high risk situation. The risks of injecting something "challenging" into a healthy infants immune system in the first days of life does not sit well with me. For me this has nothing to do with vax or no vax (that's another topic) I would NEVER do it by day three when the typical healthy infant returns home. The risks outweigh the bennefits for me and my family.
eye antibiotics: I have had one sexual partner, and have been with him for 13 years. I am fully aware that i am STD free and choose to decline eye antibiotics. If there is a problem with the infants eyes it is NOT STD related and can be addressed at that time. For me the risk outwieghs the bennefits.
Circumcision: If I ever get a boy
I'll bring him home as he was made. even if I was going to circ. I wouldn't do it right away. I would want the baby's systems to stabalize and get feeding off to a solid start.
Vitamin K: I would turn it down in a healthy full term pregnancy. If I was having a premie(s) I would probably give the Vit. K shot. As I understand ,by day three with nursing Vit K levels have risen and stabalized. Vitamin K is something I would do if I knew I was having a baby that needed immediate surgery or was a premie who be liekly having more interventions.
prophalactic antibiotics; I have heard some hospitals are now giving routine antibiotics to ALL babies to catch GBS babies: I would turn this down unless there were signs and symptoms.
Other than that...I'm a give my own bath, breastfeeding, rooming in, I'll do general baby care myself kind of momma