Newest debate among parents includes: Do their newborns really need the shot of Vitamin K given routinely within the first hour of life. The answer: YES! You see, new babies are not equipped to efficiently clot their blood after delivery — the Vitamin K injection, boosts that ability, preventing potential consequences — proving to be perfectly safe.
This is rough- perhaps hormones are intensifying your reaction - still cause for some sadness. I highly recommend an in-person OR on-line pregnancy support group so that you can have your feelings validated and receive support from fellow expectant moms.
Not to worry - pregnancy is riddled with hurt feelings! Know that people often speak without thinking. Weight gain can be perceived differently...focus on healthy eating and forgiving those who put their feet in their mouths!
In honor of National Breastfeeding month - I am giving a shout out to Plum Organics, makers of organic baby food who have highlighted "Moms as taste masters," introducing growing babies to new foods via breast milk. ( I also love how they include moms who are unable or choose not to breastfeed, as still fantastic moms making other decisions on behalf of their babies.) Click here to read the entire article: http://www.plumorganics.com/resource-center/variety-is-the-spice-of-breast-milkView Thread
Hi! First step is to check with your insurance company to see what options you have; then start asking all your friends and co-workers for their recommendations. Another idea, is to contact Labor and Delivery at the hospital where you will be delivering - ask to speak briefly with the charge nurse, she will have good "behind-the scenes" suggestions for both OB's as well as Pediatricians.
Good Luck! Sarah McMoyler RN www.thebestbirth.comView Thread
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