There is a new digital way to scan a newborn's footprints called CertaScan, and Swedish American is the first hospital in Illinois to implement this new technology.

As a mother due to give birth to her second child at Swedish American in the next few months, I am very happy to hear about this new policy regarding newborns. Some critics may think the new technology provides too much personal information, but I think no measure is too great when it comes to protecting our children. Watch this video and see what you think...

Swedish American Hospital First in Illinois to Implement New Technology

Now, I only wish they could come up with a small super-affordable version of this CertaScan that I could have at home. There are so many cutey footprint craft ideas on Pinterest, but the mess that goes along with getting that perfect footprint is way too frustrating for me!