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Old 03-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #11
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Re: Question about eye goop and hep B shot

Ooh, thank you for all of the info! I'll be checking into these more now.

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #12
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Can't you just put baby on the breast to help produce it and then hand express it into the eye??
That is my plan. My first was a preemie so I only pumped colostrum. They don't want nursing moms to pump to prevent over supply.
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We are declining the Hep B, but we have no say in the eye goop or Vitamin K shot. Apparently if we were too social services would be called in and all.

I'm going to talk to the Doula about that, but that's the law in NY from what I've heard.
You can deny eye goop

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #14
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Re: Question about eye goop and hep B shot

I go along with the eye ointment, but decline Hep B. If you read the information sheet they bring you, you will realize how ridiculous it is. The primary risk factors for the disease are unprotected sex and intravenous drug use. Not exactly behavior newborns tend to engage in. It is simply unnecessary.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #15
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Re: Question about eye goop and hep B shot

You've gotten good answers so far! We are denying hep b and the eye stuff. I had a talk with the nurses the other day and they are very supportive of whatever decisions I make. And I don't think vitamin k is necassary unless you were doing a circ.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:59 PM   #16
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I'm nervous about eye goop. I don't want it done. I'm planning a birth center delivery, and the MW is fine with refusing everything, but eye goop is mandatory in my state unless you object for religious reasons. I'm afraid if I have to transfer to a hospital, I won't be able to decline it, or they will do it without my consent. Or if I do decline it, they will call CPS on me.

I'm also allergic to erythromycin, so I'm worried that I will have to avoid contact with the baby. How would I BF her??
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
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We are declining the Hep B, but we have no say in the eye goop or Vitamin K shot. Apparently if we were too social services would be called in and all.

I'm going to talk to the Doula about that, but that's the law in NY from what I've heard.
I was told that this is the law in VA as well....I was beginning to think that this was the only place that that was the case since I hadn't heard anyone else mention it!
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I was told that this is the law in VA as well....I was beginning to think that this was the only place that that was the case since I hadn't heard anyone else mention it!
where did you hear that? i have had 5 births in VA and declined everything the last 3....and the last one (21 mo ago) was in a hospital. All I had to do was sign a waiver. No one said boo about social services and we even signed him out AMA
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Re: Question about eye goop and hep B shot

I want to refuse it because I swear the eye goop caused a clogged duct for months in DD's one eye. Of course the pedi stated that was not what it was from, but I'm convinced.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #20
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Re: Question about eye goop and hep B shot

We didn't do any of the above for our kids. They were born in CA and CO were it is NOT mandatory, so up to you. We don't offer HepB until WAY later. We do opt for oral vitamin K, dutch protocol (one drop at birth and then one weekly til 6 weeks). No injections for a newbie unless medically warranted.

Btw, the only state that truly has eye goo and vitamin K mandatory is NY, HepB is NOWHERE mandatory ever. Check out the local mothering.com forums if a hospital gives you trouble. It's within your parental right to say no, unless you live in New York state (which is on our blacklist for their horrible parenting laws!).

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