WHO recommendation on antibiotics for uncomplicated vaginal birth

Woman giving birth

WHO recommendation on antibiotics for uncomplicated vaginal birth

 

Recommendation

Routine antibiotic prophylaxis is not recommended for women with uncomplicated vaginal birth.

(Not recommended)

 

Publication history

First published: September 2015

Updated: No update planned

Assessed as up-to-date: September 2015

 

Remarks

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Related links

WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

(2018) - full document and evidence tables

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A guide for midwives and doctors

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care: A guide for essential practice

WHO Programmes: Sexual and Reproductive health

Maternal Health

 

Citation: WHO Reproductive Health Library. WHO recommendation on antibiotics for uncomplicated vaginal birth (February 2018). The WHO Reproductive Health Library; Geneva: World Health Organization.