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Antibiotics after Assisted Vaginal Delivery Reduce Infections

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A blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, published online May 13 in The Lancet, suggests that prophylactic antibiotic administration within 6 hours of assisted vaginal delivery can considerably reduce infection rates in the 6-week post-delivery period.Marian Knight, MBChB, DPhil, FFPH, FRCPE, from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues, state, "From our results, a high proportion of women — almost one in five —experience an infect
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