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Intrapartum fever may increase maternal and neonatal risks

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eMediNexus    30 September 2017

A new research reported September 28 2017 in the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine has found that intrapartum fever triggered by bacterial infection may cause neonatal and maternal complications. Women with intrapartum fever had higher rates of operative vaginal deliveries 34.3 vs 19.6 and cesarean sections 20.7 vs 8.7 .

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