Prep for vaginal Delivery - page 2

My hospital is looking into changing from the traditional betadine prep for vag delivery to soap and water (or even no prep at all). I cannot find any research on this, anyone have any data that can... Read More

  1. by   RNLaborNurse4U
    I don't do them. If the doc/CNM insists on a wash, I use very diluted hibiclens hand soap with tons of water. A quick splash, that's it. No need to do a prep before a vaginal birth. I think I read a study (a while ago) to support NOT doing betadine prep because of the potential for excessive fetal iodine uptake increasing the level in the baby's thyroid.