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post #21 of 29
GBS? still undecided, mainly because if in the event of a transfer...I don't want to fight the hospital over this AND the one and ONLY time I ever tested pos for it (out of 6 births thus far) ,...they gave me over 4 freaking rounds of antibiotic in hospital it was ridiculous!! That is so not happening this time. I hate hospitals( and the staff usually hates me too...),sorry but I am a birth rebel hear me ROAR It was just uncalled for IMHO, and they strong arm you into the stupid antibiotics...I had massive heart issues for MONTHS after that birth and I have always thought it wasa reaction to the rounds of antibiotic...I could be wrong, but thats what it seemed like to me.

Prophylactic eye ointment? HA...no for the same reasons many of the moms stated,... I dont' have the 2 Std's it helps protect baby's eyes from

Hepatitis B Vaccine? no way, I have been told that this particular vaccine is given at one whopping minute old because they are afriad they will never see the kids agian before they hit the risking teen behaivor age and could posisbly contract it via sex, etc...so for that reason alone (doctors assurance and convieneice) there is no way, plus I alreayd have at least one autistic kid...so we stopped vaccinating years ago due to not really knowing causes as of yet.

Vitamin K? um, I am on the fence about this, if a traumatic birth, YES...but my last bay didn'tget it and he was fine, so...We'll see.

Newborn Heelstick for PKU? Again not sure...I border somewhere on thinking this test is hooey (for me and my kids) and thinking its essential,...but my kids almostalways have to have billisticks anyway because of jaundice so I will probably just go ahead and do it.


Newborn Hearing Screen? no, unless they offer to do it when I take baby in for their 2 week check up at ped's office.
post #22 of 29
GBS?
yes, just because at my last appointment i'd totally forgotten it was that time and she was checking my cervix anyway

Prophylactic eye ointment?
probably yes

Hepatitis B Vaccine?
oh.hell.NO. not under ANY circumstances

Vitamin K?
probably yes, dh feels pretty strongly about it

Newborn Heelstick for PKU?
yep

Newborn Hearing Screen?
yep.
post #23 of 29
GBS?
yeah.

Prophylactic eye ointment?
nope.

Hepatitis B Vaccine?
no.

Vitamin K?
we're on the fence about this. we consented to refuse, but we may change our minds.

Newborn Heelstick for PKU?
yep, at the 3 day pp visit.

Newborn Hearing Screen?
eventually.
post #24 of 29
We'll do most of them, but this time I've got rules about the PKU.

My son had his first PKU done in the NICU on discharge day. It was horrific. I was sweating and crying right along side of him because she took so darn long. When he had his followup done at the ped's office it was a breeze. They warmed his heel, I held him upright and it was over in a snap. He hardly fussed.

If I get my BC birth, I will just make sure the ped's office still does it that way. If he's in the hospital I will insist they do it that way or I will wait until he's discharged and take him to the ped.
post #25 of 29
gizzyntaz - My midwife is using a new lancet (sp?) that she swears by. Says she always gets it done pretty quickly and on one try. Hoping this is true because our last experience in the lab was similar to your first and one of the circles didn't get filled completely even though ds was upright and heel heated. They hounded us to redo it but our ped said no way.
post #26 of 29
GBS: will do the test, and if positive will only do the antibiotics if other high-risk symptoms appear (water breaking many hours before, fever, etc). In the meantime, I am trying to consume lots of garlic & Vit C- test will be next week

PKU: at 2-3 days, as our midwives usually do it

Vit K: yes

eye stuff: no, there is nothing to protect them from ;-)

No discussion of a hearing test from our midwives, so I am not concerned at finding out so early. We'll be doing baby-sign anyways.

And what relation does Vit K have with circ? We won't be circ-ing, but I just am not understanding the link a couple of you made.
post #27 of 29
GBS? Yes, I will be doing this at my 37 week appointment on Tuesday.

Prophylactic eye ointment? Nope. I will be squirting some breast milk into my babies eyes about 1 hour after birth.

Hepatitis B Vaccine? Heck no! my baby will not be engaging in high risk behavior like unprotected sex or needle drug use

Vitamin K? Not unless I have a traumatic birth. We will not circ.

Newborn Heelstick for PKU? Yep. My midwife does this at 3 days post partum. I just feel that it’s just a blood test and could help save my baby a lot of trouble if some things were caught early.

Newborn Hearing Screen? Don’t know yet. If I do it will be around 1 month.
post #28 of 29
Not in your DDC, but anyway...

GBS?
yes, just because at my last appointment i'd totally forgotten it was that time and she was checking my cervix anyway

Prophylactic eye ointment?
No

Hepatitis B Vaccine?
I don't even think they administer that here in Ontario - but no

Vitamin K?
No, unless it becomes necessary at some point. We're not circ'ing if it's a boy, and I'm drinking alfalfa in with my RRL tea right now

Newborn Heelstick for PKU?
Yes, as an almost RN I can see the upside to having this done; not until my milk comes in though

Newborn Hearing Screen?
Yes
post #29 of 29
GBS?
Yes, my midwife let me do the swab and it came back as - so it will be great to know in case of transfer.

Prophylactic eye ointment?
No- no icky stuff to worry about.

Hepatitis B Vaccine?
Possibly at the 2 month visit. We vaxed dd and I'm on the fence about it now.

Vitamin K?
No. Planning on taking alfalfa supplement for the last three weeks and we are not circing. MichelleW- Vit K helps with blood clotting in a newborn. If there is any bruising or circ which would cause bleeding, vit k might be needed to control it.

Newborn Heelstick for PKU?
Yes, after first week.

Newborn Hearing Screen?
Yes
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