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at my check up yesterday the midwife asked me which needles we wanted bub to have. i know of a few, but she said to do some research on the 'Hep B'.
i really dont know much at the moment, does anyone know why she suggest i look into this. she said there are some side-affects.
what other needles do they get when born?
Researching all the vaccinations your bub will get throughout their life is really important. You should have a very good knowledge of what they all are and whats in them and possible side effects and also risks for getting them and NOT getting them. You need to be really informed.
you could look through the immunisation posts to get an idea of some of the issues. then do your own research.
at birth bub would be given (of course with your consent) Hep B and Vitamin K. Look into both of these to start with and you will find out why they are given and risks involved.
Vitamin K can also be given orally if you prefer.
There's only 2 that are offered to newborns.
There's the vitamin K injection, which is completely unnecessary.
The hep B - well, if your baby will be having unprotected sex or sharing dirty needles, then you should definately give him/her the hep B shot.
Go into the immunisation sub-forum on here, have a look through old threads and you'll find heaps and heaps of links to really good websites with great information. What is important is that you go into it with an open mind, read credible research on both sides of the argument, and then decide for yourself what you think is best for your baby.
For the record, I'm a non-vaxxer :D I made my decision because of the ingredients in vaccines, and the risk of contracting the disease vs the possible side-effects of the vaccine itself. Also the general effecacy rate of the vaccines didn't convince me that they are necessary. I guess I'm lucky because I don't have any close family or friends who have actually had one of these diseases, or I'd probably be a lot more emotional about the issue. I've made my decision based on research and statistics, as well as sound advice from my trusted GP. :thumbsup:
my ds had the vitamin K but we skipped the hep B.....apparently if you do the 2 mth/4 mth etc its not really that neccess do to the one at birth...i chose not to as i felt the risk was very low and feel he is better to cope having it done a 2 mths and onwards
my middy said the hep b is not necessary. it was introduced when there was an outbreak a while ago, somewhere remote i can't remember, and the government wanted to wipe it out all together so it was introduced into the immunization schedule. unless the mother has hep b, or there is a risk, or you live in area that is considered to be of high risk etc it is completely un-necessary.
there are also like 6 blood related issues (pregnancy brain is not helping me tonight) and vitamin K only accomodates for one of those. some of the other blood related problems that can arise at birth are more serious than the one that vitamin k is given for so its weird that the drug companies don't focus on those.
plus the vitamin K given is a synthetic which is not going to be absorbed as well as vitamin k from a natural source through leafy vegetables, cheese and liver. It is also found in asparagus, coffee, bacon and green tea.
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