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by Cote S

(Amnionitis; Chorioamnion Infection; Intra-amniotic Infection)




  • Vaginal delivery would take too long
  • Mother shows signs of worsening illness
  • Baby shows signs of distress


Antibiotics will be delivered by IV into the mother's veins. The baby will get antibiotics if there is an infection present after birth.


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Pregnancy Association



Health Canada

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada



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