Mod Midwives: Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding

This week Nedra and Gina tackle one of the first decisions you’ll be making as a new parent: whether or not to administer Vitamin K to your newborn.

Because Evidence Based Birth does such a great job of covering the research on Vitamin K, we are approaching the topic from a more discussion-based approach. We provide some background about Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB) and discuss the options that are available to you. Mostly, though, we’re addressing the misconceptions that we frequently hear regarding Vitamin K.

We hope you’ll tune in to hear our take on this common newborn procedure.