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June 15th, 2013, 10:58 PM
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Did your LO get this in there eyes when they were born?

I just started to do research on this because DH and I were talking about it. And honestly, it was not something I knew about while I was pregnant so Drake did get this. And now I am upset about it. They say it can cause blindness. And they say it's used to prevent STD's while being delivered vaginally. I had a C - Section. Why did Drake get this?! 18 months too late I know, I am just glad he is ok. They also say it can be painful and cause cloudy vision.

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June 16th, 2013, 02:53 AM
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David and Katelynn got eye goop but Everett and Payson did not.
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June 16th, 2013, 04:47 AM
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Is there a reason two did and then two did not?
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June 16th, 2013, 06:23 AM
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Callen did cuz of my stupid ob but Kellsey did not. I had a midwife with Kellsey and she was amazing! I really don't like that stuff it seems so pointless.
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June 16th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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Is there a reason two did and then two did not?
David and Katelynn were born in the hospital and I didn't know I could say yes or no. Everett and Payson were born at home and I was much more educated about things.
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June 16th, 2013, 06:38 AM
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And they had erythromycin not silver nitrate.
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June 16th, 2013, 07:49 AM
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I am going to do some research on this for the next baby. I know for Avery we requested that it be delayed. I didn't want to be trying to breastfeed with her eyes all cloudy.

I don't remember when she had it thought... maybe she didn't.
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June 16th, 2013, 08:03 AM
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With Beau, we declined this, since he was a home birth. Charlie was born in a hospital in Kuwait, and I don't even think we were allowed to decline.

Doctors need to be more trusting of women to know whether or not they have an STD. The assumption seems to be that all women are either lying about their sex lives or have partners who are cheating on them. That may be true for some women, but it's not for the vast majority.
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June 16th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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It was completely unnecessary for us, so none of my children will get it.
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June 16th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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I did some more research on it and it says it is NOT mandatory. You have to fill out a birthing plan BEFORE you get admitted stating you do NOT want it and your baby won't get it. I WISH I KNEW!!! I feel bad now.
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June 16th, 2013, 09:12 AM
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It's erythromycin now not silver because the silver can cause blindness. It's mandatory in my state. Cps will be called if you refuse. So L got it but then DH wiped it out immediately. He got it over an hour after he was born though. We had already cuddled ad breastfed.
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June 16th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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I honestly have no idea if Liam got it or not. Sounds horrible, but he only stayed with me for about 15 minutes after birth before he went to NICU for breathing and I don't know if they gave it to him when he got there. I was less aware, so I know I didn't request them not do it. I assume he did have it though.

Kieran did not get it, but only because the nurses forgot. Lol. I was not given the option of doing it, but I did not let them have him for an assessment for 2 hours and they didn't do anything besides the newborn assessment at that point. No goop or shots. And he was never taken for anything else the entire time. So I know he didn't get it.

With Jo, we were given the option and we declined. It being an option is new in our state.
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June 16th, 2013, 03:31 PM
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I didn't even think they used silver nitrate anymore?! I thought it was all erythromycin now. Regardless, yes it is supposed to be used for STD prevention. I'm not fond of how it is just blanket procedure, now. I plan to say no.
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June 16th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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I didn't even think they used silver nitrate anymore?! I thought it was all erythromycin now. Regardless, yes it is supposed to be used for STD prevention. I'm not fond of how it is just blanket procedure, now. I plan to say no.
They don't. It's all erythromycin now. Much better though still not necessary for everyone.
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June 16th, 2013, 09:27 PM
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Aiden got the eye goop due to TX law. Zoe did not since we were in a different state.
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June 17th, 2013, 01:31 AM
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I have heard they DO get silver still. Every hospital carries both and they will use the silver unless you ask them to use erythromycin. But who knows. I am only basing off what I read.
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June 17th, 2013, 06:00 AM
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not for my little ones.
recently 3 of my friends all had babies born within this week and I noticed in one of their newborn photos the 'gloop' on the eyes.
I don't see why it should be standard procedure unless there is need for it.( I don't know the mother SO well to know if there was need for it, maybe there was! )
but then, a lot of the standard procedure for delivery/newborn care I don't really agree with...so thats why its so important to research as much as you can. For my firstborn I didn't know anything and I regret allowing a lot of things done to my DD when she was first born, but for the birth of my son I had my midwife and was armed with
a lot more knowledge so I did things a lot differently the second time around.

Don't feel guilty if you had it done and wish you hadn't, all you can do is do the best you can as you go! Its also great to help educate other young women.
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June 17th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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I wish Dr's would ask what you want. I wish the option was there. I feel like they always assume you KNOW or they do what THEY think is best. Or they would tell you what they were doing before hand and then you can say no if you want. Sometimes I think this world has too much control on our babies.
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June 17th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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I would never trust my health to any hospital that still uses silver nitrate. Just saying. That stuff is not meant for the eyes. It's a topical for burns for crying out loud. Any hospital I've worked in thankfully only carries and uses erythromycin for newborns.
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June 17th, 2013, 06:15 PM
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That stuff is just down right wrong. I hate it even more that Drake had that crap in his eyes (not 100% sure which one...) because we are a vaccine free family. Grrr.
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