OVERVIEWProphylactic 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.
REC reference 15/SC/0442
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