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Old 07-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #41
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Re: the eye goop they give newborns- yea or nay and why?

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i refused it with number 3. First two i didnt really know much about it. I tried to refuse it with number 4 but mw pushed it on me saying it helps with GBS(which is not true). I was not happy about that.
That's too bad. I was GBS - with DD#1 and all I was able to do was delay for 1 hour. With DD2 I was GBS + and I was able to waive it (three year gap between pregnancies). Whether I'm - or + I plan on waiving it for this one. I also had the requisite STI testing done at the beginning of this pregnancy so that should make them happy.

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Old 07-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #42
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My midwifes assistant has actually put the stuff in her own eyes (I've forgotten why) and says it doesn't hurt in the least. My midwife is big for it and says it's not just for STDs, but just a little extra measure to prevent infection in vulnerable newborns. Makes vision slightly blurry but not bad and not for long. HTH
My midwives presented similar information. I got to make the choice, and decided that newborns are already all goopy & certainly don't see much coming out, so I don't see the harm in giving them another few minutes of cloudy vision.

My OB-delivered baby & midwife caught baby were both given the eye goop a good hour after birth - gave us time to bond first.
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I wish I knew more about my rights with my previous kids, but with this one, we are saying "nay" to it.
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Re: the eye goop they give newborns- yea or nay and why?

My midwife says I can refuse as it as it is unnecessary. I can't decide. This will be a hospital birth.
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This whole topic reminds me of an article I recently saw on Facebook about how hospital baths are unecessary and actually not good for your baby. The stuff called vernix id actually a necessary protective coating for the newborn and it provides a barrier that allows baby to fight off stuff. Google it! I think im gonna turn down first hospital bath
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This whole topic reminds me of an article I recently saw on Facebook about how hospital baths are unecessary and actually not good for your baby. The stuff called vernix id actually a necessary protective coating for the newborn and it provides a barrier that allows baby to fight off stuff. Google it! I think im gonna turn down first hospital bath
Yes, vernix is very good for babies. My second didn't get a bath. With my third, they just did a little wipe down and then rubbed the vernix in. The nurse told me that they like to leave it on. With my first....she needed a bath. She was really smelly, and I have no idea why. There was no meconium in the fluid, she just smelled.

As for eye goop. We got it for my first and third but not my second. It's not something I fell strongly about either way. We delayed it for an hour both times.
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