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My title says it all,<br>
Is the vit. K shot pose the same risks as the vax?<br>
I'm curious because we stopped vaxing after finially researching while pregnant with my son, but I over looked the vit k....He got that. what are the risks with that?
 

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we did the vit k eye drops. i was told it was the law in CA? that is probably not true, but we did them. we delayed them an hour after the birth so we could bond first...they make their vision blurry. but it was no big deal bc after an hour mom and baby are pretty sleepy anyway.<br><br>
maybe someone who refuses vit k can give you more info on why the are bad. i have no idea other than i didn't want the first thing my baby saw to be a big blur.<br><br>
are you delivering in a hospital?
 

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Vitamin K and the eye drops are two separate things.<br><br>
I skipped eye drops for both of my kids. I know that I don't have diseases.<br><br>
I skipped vit K for my daughter. Her birth was gentle and easy (though cesarean).<br><br>
My son was born vaginally (VBAC) after 63 hours of labor and 2 hours of hard labor. We chose the vit K for him.<br><br>
You can wait and make the decision based on how the labor and delivery goes. If you plan to have a boy circumcised before the 8th day, I guess it's recommended.
 

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There is a natural alternative, - the shot they give is synthetic Vitamin K.<br><br>
We did the Vit. K because my daughter had a big blood filled bump on her head from being pushed against my pelvis bone for 22 hours.
 

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From what I remember, vit K is only really necessary if the labor is traumatic because it reduces/prevents blood clotting. So if your labor goes smoothly (no vacuum or forcep extraction), then you don't need it. If you do have those things in your labor, the shot may be helpful. I had an unmedicated 22-hour vaginal birth (no complications with me or dd) and didn't get the shot or eye drops.
 

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The vitamin k shot is used for the one in a million chance that baby has a bleeding disorder. I have not given this to any of my children. This is a good link to read <a href="http://www.mercola.com/2004/may/26/vitamin_k_injections.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mercola.com/2004/may/26/v...injections.htm</a>
 

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My mom called me the other day to ask me this. Apparently there is a group of parents that strongly feel that this Vit K injection is the cause of their children's autism, not the mercury in the other vaxes. A mutual friend of ours know's a couple that is a part of this group. She said they have a website, but didn't know it. I am trying to find out what it is. I am sure that has more information. Wish I knew about it. Ds only had the Vit K ointment. He was born 5 weeks early, so my understanding was that he probably should have it. Might have been bad info though.
 

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I've read info linking it to child leukemia (because the injection is a much higher dose than the oral drops.) I'm having a baby in December and she wont be getting it at all (or the eye drops either.)
 

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Here is a decent link to read on vit k:<br><br><a href="http://www.hpakids.org/holistic-health/articles/143/1/Vitamin-K-in-Newborns" target="_blank">http://www.hpakids.org/holistic-heal...-K-in-Newborns</a><br><br><br>
Also on that site <a href="http://www.hpakids.org" target="_blank">www.hpakids.org</a> you will see that there is an advertisement for the internet show. The next one is this wednesday and it covers vaccines. Check it out! If you miss it, you can catch up on it in the archives.
 

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We didn't do either. I think the risks of the vit. K are an unknown, but there's enough scary stuff to make me not want to risk it. It makes no sense to me that a newborn would NEED to be injected with anything.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Or you could plan <b>NOT</b> to and go over to the case against circumsion threads!! Do people on these boards choose circumsision?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Thanks for those links,<br>
We had a homebirth with my son and arent vaxing, I hadnt even researched or thought about the vit k shot. I'm not sure why i didnt..., but my midwife told me that she was gunna give him the vit k but not the eye drops, I was just like, "ok"<br>
He bleed from his leg for several min, and didnt stop, My midwife then said that it was a good thing that he got the shot....<br>
If I had only known, damn. I'll just have to hope that he doesnt get cancer.<br><br>
Thanks ladies, I appreciate the info
 

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No, we dont. I think there are lots of people that dont circ on these boards but I think the previous poster was just throwing out there why some people would get the Vit K. If you dont plan on cutting your baby (and dont have a traumatic birth) then it seems totally unnecessary IMO.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">we did the vit k eye drops. i was told it was the law in CA? that is probably not true, but we did them.</div>
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I believe it is law in California and many other states, BUT you can get an exemption. I had not researched these shots before my last dd was born. I was however adaminte they were not giving her the hepB so I focused all my engery on fighting that one, and the hospital didn't even give it.
 

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I said no and they still did the Vit K and eye goop at the hospital I delivered at in California. This time I am having a homebirth to avoid all that crap! They did however listen about Hep B. I had well researched that and knew they could not give it if I said no. Dh kept telling them too, NO HEP B! NO HEP B!
 
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