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Thread: Is it common practice to give antibiotics after c section?

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    Default Is it common practice to give antibiotics after c section?

    I have heard alot of people talking about being given antibiotics soon after their c section. Is this common practice to administer them after c section?
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    I never had antibiotics. Seems like overkill unless there's a reason to think there *is* an infection... doesn't really do much for having a c/s if they think you are going to get one so therefor give them out JIC.

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    I havent heard this and have never had antibiotics and have had 3 c sections.

    Jo

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    I was only given antibiotics after my 1st c-section because i developed a massive infection about a week after we came home from hospital, i never needed them after #2

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    I was given one dose of antibiotics via the IV fluids during my c/s in May 05, I was told it`s routinely given as a preventative to any infection in the spinal block site.

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    I had antibiotics, not sure how they were given, can't remember now. The day I told them I was going home, the midwife said she would have to check if the Dr still wanted me on them.

    Theresa - LOL at the rock hard melons! DH and I use to say they were like concrete.

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    Thanks everyone
    I feel better now as i thought i had been neglected LOL! as i was'nt given them after my cs.

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