Water birth: microbiological colonisation of the newborn, neonatal and maternal infection rate in comparison to conventional bed deliveries

@article{Fehervary2002WaterBM,
  title={Water birth: microbiological colonisation of the newborn, neonatal and maternal infection rate in comparison to conventional bed deliveries},
  author={Patricia Fehervary and Eva Lauinger-L{\"o}rsch and Herbert Hof and Frank Melchert and Lelia Bauer and Wolfgang W. Zieger},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={270},
  pages={6-9}
}
The risk of infectious complications after water birth which might be due to water contaminated by faecal bacteria or environmental microbes from the water supply system is still in discussion. We performed a microbiological study comparing neonatal bacterial colonisation after water birth to conventional bed deliveries with or without relaxation bath. In all three groups (96 deliveries) we isolated most frequently from ear and palate of the newborns Staphylococcus epidermidis, E. coli and… CONTINUE READING

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