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Preventative antibiotics after assisted childbirth almost halve maternal infection rate and reduce overall antibiotic use

04:17 EDT 14 May 2019 | Science Daily

Giving a single dose of preventative antibiotics to all women after childbirth involving forceps or vacuum extraction could prevent almost half of maternal infections including sepsis -- equivalent to over 7,000 maternal infections every year in the UK, and around 5,000 in the USA.

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