The keepsake scissors are manufactured from surgical grade steel. The scissors are shipped to your address in a sterile pouch. The sterile pouch will be in either a UPS or FedEx box. Please do not open the box when it arrives at your doorstep as you don’t want to risk accidentally entering the sterile pouch, and compromising the sterility of the instrument. The sterilization of the scissors is performed with strict quality controls.
Your medical provider should be informed of your plan to use the keepsake scissors prior to presenting in labor to your facility. A good time to discuss the keepsake scissors with your doctor or midwife will be when you present your birthing plan. Take the scissors with you to the delivery room or birthing center, and hand them to your provider prior to the delivery. The medical provider will then remove the scissors from the sterile package, and place them on a sterile surface so that the instrument can be handed to the person designated to cut the cord when the time arrives. After the delivery, the scissors can be cleaned with either running water or another type of solvent. Please remember that the scissors are no longer sterile at this point. The scissors could be sterilized and used again in another delivery, but I would think that you would want to use the scissors on only one occasion in order to keep this very special keepsake.
On the off chance that you require a cesarean section, the keepsake scissors can be placed on the Operating Room instrument tray for use by the provider when the time comes to cut the umbilical cord.
Below, you will find an image of the scissors which is obtained from a CAD file. The scissors sell for $150.00, and you will get a 20% discount if you order more than one scissors at the same time. If you are unhappy with the product, please return the scissors for a full refund. I will be happy to reimburse you for the shipping charges as well.
Please feel free to contact me at keepsakescissors.com with any comments or questions. Wishing you a fantastic and memorable birthing experience.
Provisional Patent Number 62/531,149
I am currently reaching out to birthing centers to see if they would be interested in promoting the keepsake scissors. I am happy to announce that Shari Stone-Ulrich, CNM has graciously agreed to carry information on the keepsake scissors at her facility, Best Start Birth Center located in San Diego. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristi Cunningham, LM and Heidi Marshall, LM from Bloom Waterbirth and Wellness Center in Ukiah, CA have been kind enough to provide the keepsake scissors in their facility. They can be reached at www.bloomwaterbirth.com.