DTB select: Are routine antibiotics after operative vaginal birth beneficial?

Summary and context is provided of a large RCT which found that women who received a single dose of iv antibiotic as soon as possible and within 6 hours of operative vaginal birth were less likely to have a suspected or confirmed maternal infection up to 6 weeks later.

SPS commentary:

NICE has also published a clinical guideline on intrapartum care for women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications.


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