We are planning a homebirth.
We won't be doing the Vitamin K unless there is birth trauma and there is substantiated fear of bleeding being a problem.
No eye goop.
No Hep B shot.
We will be delaying and reducing the number of shots. Pumping that amount of vaccine into a tiny newborn is really counter-intuitive to me.
We will be staying around our apartment and the chances of he or she contracting any of these diseases in the first few months of life are slim to none.
However, as our child gets older, he or she will be out and about more often, and will be in contact with random people, and we could be travelling so I think it's important that he or she be protected against the diseases that can be contagious and are deadly: Polio, Diptheria, Tetanus, etc.
We will most likely pass on the flu, chicken pox, mumps (if it's a girl) and others that aren't as likely or serious.
We will also be giving these shots one at a time, and trying to reduce the doses as much as we can.
I'm ordering some books now!!!