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OVERVIEW

Prophylactic ANtibiotics for the prevention of infection following Operative DElivery

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY? 

Women who have had their baby delivered by forceps or ventouse

ABOUT THE STUDY 

Previous studies have shown that mothers who have had an assisted delivery (forceps or ventouse) to help deliver the baby’s head, are at greater risk of infection following the birth of their baby. Women may be at risk of local infection at the site of their episiotomy cut or any tears which may happen when you give birth, or an infection of the bloodstream (sepsis). The aim of this study is to find out if giving mothers a single dose of an antibiotic after they have had a forceps or ventouse delivery helps to prevent infection.

ETHICAL APPROVAL 

REC reference 15/SC/0442

CONTACT US TO GET INVOLVED 

If you are interested in taking part, you can use our contact formor  call 01865 572258 or email osprea@wrh.ox.ac.uk