I am torn on whether or not to allow the vitamin k injection for my baby when she is born. I asked my doctor about oral vitamin K and she said there is none available in all of North American so my only option is the injection. Is there really none available?! How come I have heard of many woman in North America using vitamin K orally for their baby then? I am having a really hard time making a decision. I don't want to risk my baby having a hemmoraging disease and possibly die but at the same time I don't want to inject something into her right at birth that may be unnecessary or dangerous if she was otherwise healthy. My doctor is not a very good source of information as she just simply states "it is safe to get the vitamin K shot and is dangerous not to as your baby could possibly die due to brain hemmorage." but she never says why it's safe and couldn't tell me the exact ingredients in the injection. I highly doubt there is JUST vitamin K in there. There has to be some sort of synthetic preservative that couldn't be good to inject directly into my baby?! Anybody have some input on this? Does anybody have any reliable information on the safety/efficiency of the vitamin K shot?