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26 August 2010

Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections

Ob-gyn group says action will prevent infections and not harm newborns

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Typically, antibiotics were only given after a cesarean delivery because it was believed that if they were given prior to birth, they would make their way into the baby's blood and interfere with newborn lab tests or lead to antibiotic-resistant infections in the newborn.

 
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