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Should home birth linens be placed in hazardous waste bin?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any materials that have come into contact with blood or other body fluids should be disposed of properly and safely.

In brief: Yes

Any materials that have come into contact with blood or other body fluids should be disposed of properly and safely.
Dr. Robert Choate
Dr. Robert Choate
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: BIRTH LINENS

If a pregnant mother delivers at home, the linens are just blood and after birth soaks ( meconium) that are not contagious and can be washed and ironed.
They should not be thrown out to a hazardous waste bin. However, if the postpartum materials came from somebody with contagious illness, go ahead throw all of them to the bin.

In brief: BIRTH LINENS

If a pregnant mother delivers at home, the linens are just blood and after birth soaks ( meconium) that are not contagious and can be washed and ironed.
They should not be thrown out to a hazardous waste bin. However, if the postpartum materials came from somebody with contagious illness, go ahead throw all of them to the bin.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
Thank
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