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For years, doctors warned pregnant women to wash their hands thoroughly after using the bathroom, but as the number of babies in the US grows, more moms are resorting to washing their hands before using the restroom.

The advice may sound good on paper, but in practice, washing your hands with soap, water, and a mild detergent will be less effective than using a detergent, a product with sodium lauryl sulfate, which has been linked to birth defects.

Now a new study published in the journal Pediatrics looks at the effects of washing your baby’s hands before and after birth.

The study, which examined data from more than 1,000 US babies, found that washing hands with a detergents was associated with increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and fecal coliforms.

But washing hands after birth wasn’t associated with an increased risk.

In fact, the risk was higher among the moms who washed their hands with alcohol-based detergent.

So, what’s the deal?

What does the research say?

To find out, the researchers looked at data from a large sample of babies born in the United States between January and December of last year.

They used a dataset from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes all births from January to December that have been recorded by the US National Center for Health Statistics, and analyzed the data to see how often mothers used detergants and when.

The researchers looked to see whether washing hands before or after birth was associated to UTIs, the bacteria that cause UTIs.

“A lot of women do not wash their hand after birth because they don’t think it’s harmful,” said study author Jennifer Gaudet, a postdoctoral researcher at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

But, after the babies were born, Gaudets and her colleagues were able to see if that was true.

“We had some really interesting findings,” she said.

The first thing the researchers noticed was that washing a baby’s hand after its birth was much less effective at preventing UTIs than washing hands that were used before birth.

This suggests that, in some cases, washing hands is more effective than washing your hand after the baby has been born.

“This study showed that there was some variability in what we might expect to see based on the timing of when you wash your hands,” Gaudett said.

“There was some evidence that the longer you wait to wash your hand, the more likely you are to have a urinary tract infection.”

But what about after birth?

After the babies had been born, there was little difference in whether the moms washed their hand before or during birth.

“Our data showed that when you wait until after the child has been delivered, it doesn’t matter what you use, there’s no benefit from washing your whole hand,” Gaffet said.

That’s not to say that washing your entire hand after a baby is born doesn’t help.

The research found that moms who used alcohol- or detergent-based soap before birth were more likely to have UTIs after birth, but that the moms using soap after birth were less likely to develop UTIs if they had used soap during birth and washing with alcohol before birth was less effective.

And for moms who had used alcohol, there wasn’t any benefit.

“It appears that alcohol is not an effective hand-washing detergent,” Gafet said, “but if you wash with soap and water, you’re probably fine.”

That’s because washing with soap will not make your hand smell good.

So in the end, washing with a soap and a determent is likely not going to make your baby smell good, according to the researchers.

But you can get a lot out of soap and alcohol if you use it right, they say.

Gaudette said that, for most of the moms in the study, the difference in risk between washing their hand with alcohol and soap was statistically insignificant.

But if you have a history of UTIs or other birth defects, she said, using a soap or detergency that contains sodium laeryl sulfates might be worth considering.

“You might be able to minimize that risk a little bit,” she added.

“If you’re really careful about washing your own hands after you deliver, I don’t know that that would be such a bad idea.”

Gaudeter said that for most moms, using alcohol- and detergent-, or soap- and-water-based hand-washers won’t be worth the added risk.

“Most of us don’t want to be pregnant for the rest of our lives, so we’re not going do the right thing, and we’re certainly not going wash our hands in the bathroom after birth,” she explained.

“The fact that we wash our hand before birth isn’t a reason to do it, and the fact that it’s less likely