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Pros and Cons of Erythromycin Eye Ointment for Your Newborn

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Administering erythromycin eye ointment to newborns is a standard procedure in the United States to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum. Ophthalmia neonatorum is a newborn eye infection that affects 1-2% of newborns in the United States. This infection can be caused by sexually transmitted infections, viruses, and bacteria. As with any intervention, there are pros and cons to consider. This episode examines the evidence on the efficacy and safety of erythromycin eye ointment so you can make an informed choice for your baby. Thank you to our sponsors Zahler goes above and beyond to use high-quality bioavailable ingredients like the active form of folate, bioavailable iron, and omega 3s. The Zahler Prenatal +DHA is my #1 recommendation for a high-quality prenatal vitamin. In April 2024 you can save 20% off the Zahler Prenatal +DHA on Amazon with the code PREPOD20. Plus email your order number and mailing address to vanessa@pregnancypodcast.com to get a free silicone baby bib. You can always see the current promo code for the Zahler prenatal vitamin by clicking here. For a limited time only, you can get the 8 Sheep Pregnancy Survival Kit at $30 off, with free shipping within the US! Plus, save an additional 10% with the promo code PREGNANCYPODCAST. The Pregnancy Survival Kit includes a set of four handcrafted products that help with common pregnancy pains like pregnancy insomnia, restless legs, lower back and hip pains, leg cramps, swollen and achy legs and feet, and stretch marks. The amazing products from 8 Sheep are made with safe ingredients for you and your baby during pregnancy. Every product from 8 Sheep Organics comes with a 100-Day Happiness Guarantee, so you can try it risk-free. 40% off your first Hungryroot delivery and free veggies for life. Hungryroot is the easiest way to eat healthy. They send you fresh, high-quality groceries and simple recipes. Each order is fully customizable so you can take their suggestions or choose anything you want. They’ve got fresh produce, high-quality meat & seafood, healthy snacks, smoothies, sweets, ready-to-eat meals, kids' snacks and meals, and much more. Everything from Hungryroot follows a simple standard: it’s gotta taste good, be quick to make, and contain whole, trusted ingredients. Read the full article and resources that accompany this episode. Join Pregnancy Podcast Premium to access the entire back catalog, listen to all episodes ad-free, get a copy of the Your Birth Plan Book, and more. Check out the 40 Weeks podcast to learn how your baby grows each week and what is happening in your body. Plus, get a heads up on what to expect at your prenatal appointments and a tip for dads and partners. For more evidence-based information, visit the Pregnancy Podcast website.
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Administering erythromycin eye ointment to newborns is a standard procedure in the United States to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum. Ophthalmia neonatorum is a newborn eye infection that affects 1-2% of newborns in the United States. This infection can be caused by sexually transmitted infections, viruses, and bacteria. As with any intervention, there are pros and cons to consider. This episode examines the evidence on the efficacy and safety of erythromycin eye ointment so you can make an informed choice for your baby. Thank you to our sponsors Zahler goes above and beyond to use high-quality bioavailable ingredients like the active form of folate, bioavailable iron, and omega 3s. The Zahler Prenatal +DHA is my #1 recommendation for a high-quality prenatal vitamin. In April 2024 you can save 20% off the Zahler Prenatal +DHA on Amazon with the code PREPOD20. Plus email your order number and mailing address to vanessa@pregnancypodcast.com to get a free silicone baby bib. You can always see the current promo code for the Zahler prenatal vitamin by clicking here. For a limited time only, you can get the 8 Sheep Pregnancy Survival Kit at $30 off, with free shipping within the US! Plus, save an additional 10% with the promo code PREGNANCYPODCAST. The Pregnancy Survival Kit includes a set of four handcrafted products that help with common pregnancy pains like pregnancy insomnia, restless legs, lower back and hip pains, leg cramps, swollen and achy legs and feet, and stretch marks. The amazing products from 8 Sheep are made with safe ingredients for you and your baby during pregnancy. Every product from 8 Sheep Organics comes with a 100-Day Happiness Guarantee, so you can try it risk-free. 40% off your first Hungryroot delivery and free veggies for life. Hungryroot is the easiest way to eat healthy. They send you fresh, high-quality groceries and simple recipes. Each order is fully customizable so you can take their suggestions or choose anything you want. They’ve got fresh produce, high-quality meat & seafood, healthy snacks, smoothies, sweets, ready-to-eat meals, kids' snacks and meals, and much more. Everything from Hungryroot follows a simple standard: it’s gotta taste good, be quick to make, and contain whole, trusted ingredients. Read the full article and resources that accompany this episode. Join Pregnancy Podcast Premium to access the entire back catalog, listen to all episodes ad-free, get a copy of the Your Birth Plan Book, and more. Check out the 40 Weeks podcast to learn how your baby grows each week and what is happening in your body. Plus, get a heads up on what to expect at your prenatal appointments and a tip for dads and partners. For more evidence-based information, visit the Pregnancy Podcast website.
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