12 Steps to take if you are birthing your baby in a hospital and don’t want them vaccinated upon birth —
- Hire a doula or have a birth advocate with you at the hospital who supports your wishes not to vaccinate your newborn baby
- Labor at home for as long as possible before going to the hospital
- Tell the Dr. that you want the umbilical cord to stop pulsing before cutting it (better for baby)
- Write down your birth plan, have your doctor sign it, have it put on file
- Make a copy of the signed birth plan and have your birth advocate have it at the hospital
- Be firm about your No to erythromycin eye ointment, Vit K and Hep B shots
- DO NOT let the nurses take your baby away from you at any time
- Make sure that your partner or birth advocate goes wherever the baby goes and stays with you while you sleep
- If you don’t co-sleep with the baby, make sure that your partner or birth advocate is with the baby when you’re sleeping
- Have a lactation consultant help you with breastfeeding, if needed, rather than bottlefeeding
- Stay strong — you might be pressured by the nursing staff to give your baby the Hep B shot
- Breathe – when you’re this clear, you got this!
Congratulations! Enjoy your sweet baby and the grandest adventure in love!
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