Ky laws mandating erythromycin eye treatment
You’re probably familiar with the pictures of newborns in those striped hats, eyes smeared with some kind of clear goop.
That “eye goop” is usually administered within 1 hour of all births, and is generally either erythromycin or tetracycline (both antibiotics), or the older silver nitrate solution.
This is not an argumentative piece but rather informative to help you on your journey.
As a new mom at 21-years-old, I remember how heart-wrenching some of these topics seemed at the time.
If you’re a new mom, chances are you’ve heard countless people tell you what you should do with your pregnant self and with your newborn when he/she arrives into the world. At Keeper of the Home, we believe you should have every opportunity to make the best decision possible for you and your baby.
This post sheds light on some of the tough choices parents will face.
[…] Although not standard of care, directed cord blood banking should be encouraged when there is knowledge of a full sibling in the family with a medical condition (malignant or genetic) that could potentially benefit from cord blood transplantation.
To obtain enough blood to harvest these stem cells, the cord must be cut & clamped very soon after birth.