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The way it read to me was that the OBs, Midwifes & Hospitals are required to administer the Vitamin K and Eye drops within 1 hour of birth, and the law doesn't allow for a waiver.
If you are UCing this really wouldn't apply to you as you (likely) don't have access to those medications. I suppose you may face difficulties if you see a care provider immediately following the birth, however that wouldn't be information I'd just volunteer " Oh yeah and we didn't administer Vitamin K or do Eye drops" because it would put the Pediatrician in a difficult situation where they would risk their license by not then administering meds.
However, after a certain point it becomes moot because the eye drops are meant to protect the child from any possible infections passed from the mother while in the birth canal and the Vitamin K is like a booster until the baby is able to provide enough on their own. So if you were to delay that first Pediatrician visit until 1 week or so post birth, I can't imagine it being an issue.
Also in speaking with the Pediatrician or other CP I would simply say that I had a Homebirth rather than saying I had an Unassisted Homebirth (Peds/CPs will assume you had a MW unless you tell them otherwise and would probably assume Vitamin K and Eye drops were administered by her as well.)
Mama to 01/2008 and anxiously awaiting due July 2011