Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the cold North!
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I had a homebirth in California in '99 and didn't do anything like that. No eye gunk, no Vit K, PKU heel prick... nothing. They don't do silver nitrate any more, for the most part, and use erythromicin ointment if you agree to it.. Which I did not.
You have the right to refuse ANY treatment, no matter what state you are in, especially if you have a homebirth.. There will be no one giving you crap for it, to boot.
If you are in a hospital then you run more of a risk of being perceived as neglectful and hence, the possibility of being reported.