Why I Declined the Vitamin K Shot at Birth

Why I Declined the Vitamin K Shot at Birth

This is one of those controversial posts no one likes to talk about but I think it’s important. Everyone wants to believe that their doctors have their best interest when it comes to their child’s health and well-being. But, that doesn’t always mean they’ve done the research beyond their standard practice. Now that I have 2 kids, I am constantly researching and trying to make the best choices for me and my family.

I knew when I gave birth to my daughters that I was going to decline the Vitamin K shot because it’s 20,000 times more than what babies need and it can cause all sorts of problems for infections to occur. I got a shit ton of flack by the nurses when I told them I wasn’t doing the vitamin k shot; they were acting like I was committing child abuse. I finally had to tell them I would do the oral vitamin k shot with our pediatrician. They said, by the time I visit the pediatrician (because they don’t do the oral vitamin k at the hospital), she would no longer need it. Well, then I guess she is going without. Yes, I believe there may be instances where a newborn may need it if there are bleeding issues, but my daughter was completely healthy and normal with no visible signs of trauma after coming out of the birth canal unassisted. My mind may have changed IF there were issues, but there were not. I also believe the body is capable of doing what God intended it to do. The body is a powerful thing that can heal itself.

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DIY All Natural Body Butter Salve for Dry Winter Skin

DIY All Natural Body Butter Salve for Dry Winter Skin

 

If you’ve reached this post then you know that most beauty products on the market aren’t good for the biggest and one of the most important organ; the skin. It’s the first thing that people notice about you. I’m not gonna lie. My skin texture leaves little to be desired. I have freckles which are caused from the sun so that means I have sun damaged skin. I was tired of using products with parabens, propylene glycol, paraffin, sodium lauryl sulfate, you know, the bad chemicals that absorb into your skin and cause all kind of issues like dry skin, hair loss, inhibit skin cell growth and cause possible cancer. Anything that I can do to avoid these conditions is a must in my book!

I am a little late getting this DIY all-natural body butter salve recipe for dry winter skin up, but now’s just as perfect time as any since it’s still winter and most of us are still dealing with dreaded dry skin.

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5 Things to Do in the Depoe Bay, Oregon, and Surrounding Areas

5 Things to Do in the Depoe Bay, Oregon, and Surrounding Areas

Before baby girl #2 arrived, I wanted to take a beach trip with just the 3 of us as a mini vacation because once she actually does arrive, we probably won’t be doing too much of anything, which seems to be the norm when you become a parent.

We set out our sights on Depoe Bay, Oregon area since we always head to Seaside, Oregon for it’s close proximity to us. Depoe Bay is a nice area and there’s plenty to do and see, even if you have to drive a little way north or south depending on preferences of activities.

We ended up staying the weekend at the Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort because you literally have the best view of the ocean as the hotel sits on a cliff. I was planning on taking some maternity photos on Fogarty beach, so the Surfrider Resort was the perfect spot to wind down for the night!

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6 Smart Reasons Why Self Care is Important as a Mom

6 Smart Reasons Why Self Care is Important as a Mom

The life-changing moment when you become a mom will be something you never forget. Your entire world is now revolving around this tiny little person, but you wouldn’t change it for the world. It can be very difficult to keep your own identity when you’re a mom; you want to do everything you can to keep your baby happy. Taking care of yourself always needs to be number one otherwise you will start to suffer. Here are six smart reasons to practice self-care as a mom. Make sure you follow this advice and you will feel brighter and better than ever.

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DIY All Natural Cleaning Spray For Any Surface

Diy all natural cleaning spray

The one thing that irks me is that some companies get away with not listing ALL or ANY of the ingredients on their products ingredients label because the FDA doesn’t require it. Why? Who knows. That’s why I don’t trust the FDA or much of anything from our government. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re good or bad, but it does make you wonder why they don’t want to list them in the first place, especially when you’re dealing with chemicals that you’re breathing in and possibly touching with your skin. Because of this, I decided I was going make my own all natural cleaning spray.

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