You should first understand the *purpose* of the eyedrops: to prevent blindness in children born to mothers who have STDs, i.e. gonnoreah/syphilis (sp?) Bottom line: if you and your partner are clean, there is absolutely *NO* reason to have these drops,NONE
. The reason the drops became mandated is cheating husbands were giving wives the clap while pregnant and the babies were blinded. I, personally, was horribly offended that the state would assume that my DH and I had that kind of relationship. I had to sign a waiver in order to skip this process. Years ago, they used silver nitrate, which itself blinded numerous children... now it's more of a *neosporin* kinda gunk that only temporarily blinds the baby, as in makes the vision blurry, unable to see mommy's face clearly. Who knows? 25 years from now, they'll come up with something else to use because *this* treatment has long-range effects... If you do choose to do the eyedrops anyway, postpone them as long as you can, so your new baby girl can see you, first thing!