Newborn Information & Resources

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is administered in the immediate postpartum as either an injection, or in the immediate postpartum through the first twelve weeks postpartum as drops ("oral vitamin K"). It is given to prevent a rare bleeding disorder.

Eye Ointment

A prophylactic antibiotic eye ointment is offered to be administered to the newborn in the immediate postpartum. It protects the baby from infections related to chlamydia or gonorrhea.