I'm trying to get things squared away for my hospital birth as much as possible. I know I'm going to be opting out of everything, no vitamin k, eyedrops, hep-b, or any other foreign substance introduced to my baby. If my doctor will not agree to this because of health issues (I have severe allergies and do not want to pose any risk of causing allergies or worse in my baby) I do not have a problem signing a legal consent form. I know for a fact that one of the vitamin k shots commonly used would give me an allergic reaction (there are actually two ingredients I'm allergic to in it.) However, it's my understanding that in my state, you have to say it's because of religious beliefs. Do they leave it at that, or pressure you to release the religion you belong to? I've heard some hospitals threaten to call CPS on you. Is this really grounds for them to do so? Do you think I should speak with and/or hire a personal lawyer in case something happens? Anyone have any advice on the subject? DH is more than prepared to stand up, and he is NOT the one to be pushed around! I just don't want anything to get escalated to the point of having security/police/CPS/lawyers involved.
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1/11/08 at 9:02am