wow that was quite a birth story. Congrats on your little boy.
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
Sounds like everything went really well! WTTW William!
Glad everything is under control with your PPH.
Wait, he shares a birthday with your DH then or am I confused?
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
yeah, working on pics. baby steps.
had to sign an "informed consent refusal" form to get out of the hospital with DS today, SOOOOO NOT HAPPY. the damn form should have just said "please sign here to show that you are aware you are a bad parent and not giving your child a hep B vaccine right now is child abuse and you know it" because that might have been nicer than how tey worded it.
i did add several lines and cross a few parts out, which my nurse was pretty OK with because she agreed that the form was worded a bit "harsh" but its the hospital's way of covering their @$$ i guess.
now i'm considering walking around with a stack of my own informed consent refusal sheets that are worded nicely and say something short and un-arguable like "due to my religious preferances, i have chosen to not follow this course of treatment. Thank you (insert name of medical institution) for your professional opinion. I do not hold you responsible for my choice." since they tell me all they are doing is making sure i can't sue them, when i'm pretty sure that i'm the one that can get screwed with this stupid new policy.
I do not like that i have government insurance because thats what we can afford, but i hate even more that i feel like i'm doubley subject to the whims of the state and not allowed ot make my own parenting choices (which are good choices! i'm a good parent! vaccinating on schedule does NOT make everyone else a good parent, it takes a lot more than that!) without feeling like the state is looking over my shoulder waiting for me to screw up!
and then i sign that and they can sign it and thats ALL they are getting from me so that i dont have to put up with their bull$hit forms that are TRYING to get me to admit to child abuse for questioning what i can only call an illogical practice.
at least i didnt have to sign one to NOT circumcise DS!
Not helping that i'm having a hormonal moment (or day.... or week) and when DH brought me home the place is TRASHED and i'm not SUPPOSED to be cleaning, but i feel even worse if i DONT than if i DO....
Sorry about that my Mw center didn't even offer the hep b shot - I'm gonna go get it at the ped next month sometime. I think she's a little too tiny for a vacc just yet...
Anyway - great job with your birth! I can totally relate to the rollercoaster feeling! Congrats on your little boy - I absolutely am in love with my mamas boy - what a special relationship
Sarah and Dave, married April 8, 2000
DS David Anthony July 14, 2005
DD Teresa Joy "Rese" February 11, 2011
My February Space
Oh I would be upset too. You won't believe the grief my ped gave me about not giving it to ds when he was born. Try to just ignore it. Hugs!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
I find the newborn hep B shot to be such a weird practice. I don't understand the logic behind it. If it were even offered here, I would definitely be passing.
I really enjoyed reading your birth story. Sounds like it was intense but great. Congrats again on your son!
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
Great birth story! Welcome little William!!! Don't worry about the vaccines. Our pedi is actually fine with us waiting- DS hasn't had any vac's and is not circ'd either. We have run into more flack from family actually, than from the medical community. ;(
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