But Becky, you will be bringing a newborn back home to the MRSA anyway! And you and DH, if not the kids, will be touching the baby in the hospital (which itself is not guaranteed to be MRSA-free; boys have contracted MRSA in their circumcision wounds at the hospital!) If that's the reason for a hospital birth, it doesn't make much sense to me. Are you all on an aggressive treatment, trying to get rid of the MRSA? I would be worried about bringing in a baby if we all had it, but not really about the place of birth.
I think you really, really want a UC. I understand your DH's reluctance, but I hope he will step up and support you. You CAN do this, it's a really beautiful way to have a baby!
As far as the cord, I have found that the less you do to it, the faster it heals and falls off. Alcohol etc makes it take longer. The only thing I ever put on it is a little breastmilk, if it look a little gooey.
That's what I was trying to tell my mom and DH! People are more likely to catch MRSA in a hospital than anywhere else! I just don't think I can UC without his support. He's not this baby's dad, so him willing to even be at the hospital and advocate for me is pretty admirable in and of itself. I'm definitely NOT getting this one circ'd and that's a discussion in and of itself. lol DH keeps saying that he'll support me in what I want at the hospital but he won't support me at home. Am I asking too much of him, with this child not being his?
There is no treatment to get rid of the MRSA for good. It lives in your nose and from the nose, it lives on the skin until it can enter an open wound or in an ingrown hair. I COULD bleach every single thing in the house, but I haven't got the energy to do that by myself.