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Pregnant womeńs views on the timing of prophylactic antibiotics during caesarean delivery: A qualitative semi-structured interview study

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@article{fa1fc4d1ab1f4b7db79401214b63dd80,
title = "Pregnant wome{\'n}s views on the timing of prophylactic antibiotics during caesarean delivery: A qualitative semi-structured interview study",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To gain insight into pregnant women's preferences if given a choice between getting antibiotic prophylaxis before or after cord clamping during caesarean delivery.STUDY DESIGN: A qualitative semi-structured interview-study. The interviews were conducted at a Danish Hospital, with about 4000 deliveries a year. Fourteen individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with pregnant women, either considering or having a planned caesarean section, or scheduled for induction due to post-term gestational age. A systematic text condensation approach was used to analyze the transcribed interviews.RESULTS: Ten of the fourteen women favored antibiotic administration after cord clamping. Despite any adverse effects to the infant's microbiota and increased risk of long-term health outcomes were only hypothetical and the risk reduction in postpartum infections being well documented, they did not want to expose their offspring to antibiotics. Those who preferred antibiotic prophylaxis before cord clamping were concerned, if they would be able to care for the infant in case of a maternal infection. Three of the women preferring antibiotics after cord clamping said they would potentially change preference, if the maternal risk was higher. Most women preferred to be informed of the use of prophylactic antibiotic and that the timing has consequences for trans-placental exposure to the infant.CONCLUSIONS: With most of the interviewed women preferring antibiotic administration after cord clamping, we suggest patients should be involved in the decision regarding timing of prophylactic antibiotics before caesarean section.",
keywords = "Antibiotic prophylaxis, Cesarean section, Patient acceptance of health care, Qualitative research",
author = "Sidsel H{\o}gh-Poulsen and Bendix, {Jane M} and Larsen, {Maria Mieskiewicz} and Virkus, {Rie Adser} and Andersen, {Anne Dsane} and Clausen, {Tine Dalsgaard} and L{\o}kkegaard, {Ellen Christine Leth} and Axelsson, {Paul Bryde}",
note = "Copyright {\textcopyright} 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
year = "2021",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.07.016",
language = "English",
volume = "264",
pages = "65--69",
journal = "European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology",
issn = "0028-2243",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Pregnant womeńs views on the timing of prophylactic antibiotics during caesarean delivery

T2 - A qualitative semi-structured interview study

AU - Høgh-Poulsen, Sidsel

AU - Bendix, Jane M

AU - Larsen, Maria Mieskiewicz

AU - Virkus, Rie Adser

AU - Andersen, Anne Dsane

AU - Clausen, Tine Dalsgaard

AU - Løkkegaard, Ellen Christine Leth

AU - Axelsson, Paul Bryde

N1 - Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

PY - 2021

Y1 - 2021

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To gain insight into pregnant women's preferences if given a choice between getting antibiotic prophylaxis before or after cord clamping during caesarean delivery.STUDY DESIGN: A qualitative semi-structured interview-study. The interviews were conducted at a Danish Hospital, with about 4000 deliveries a year. Fourteen individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with pregnant women, either considering or having a planned caesarean section, or scheduled for induction due to post-term gestational age. A systematic text condensation approach was used to analyze the transcribed interviews.RESULTS: Ten of the fourteen women favored antibiotic administration after cord clamping. Despite any adverse effects to the infant's microbiota and increased risk of long-term health outcomes were only hypothetical and the risk reduction in postpartum infections being well documented, they did not want to expose their offspring to antibiotics. Those who preferred antibiotic prophylaxis before cord clamping were concerned, if they would be able to care for the infant in case of a maternal infection. Three of the women preferring antibiotics after cord clamping said they would potentially change preference, if the maternal risk was higher. Most women preferred to be informed of the use of prophylactic antibiotic and that the timing has consequences for trans-placental exposure to the infant.CONCLUSIONS: With most of the interviewed women preferring antibiotic administration after cord clamping, we suggest patients should be involved in the decision regarding timing of prophylactic antibiotics before caesarean section.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To gain insight into pregnant women's preferences if given a choice between getting antibiotic prophylaxis before or after cord clamping during caesarean delivery.STUDY DESIGN: A qualitative semi-structured interview-study. The interviews were conducted at a Danish Hospital, with about 4000 deliveries a year. Fourteen individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with pregnant women, either considering or having a planned caesarean section, or scheduled for induction due to post-term gestational age. A systematic text condensation approach was used to analyze the transcribed interviews.RESULTS: Ten of the fourteen women favored antibiotic administration after cord clamping. Despite any adverse effects to the infant's microbiota and increased risk of long-term health outcomes were only hypothetical and the risk reduction in postpartum infections being well documented, they did not want to expose their offspring to antibiotics. Those who preferred antibiotic prophylaxis before cord clamping were concerned, if they would be able to care for the infant in case of a maternal infection. Three of the women preferring antibiotics after cord clamping said they would potentially change preference, if the maternal risk was higher. Most women preferred to be informed of the use of prophylactic antibiotic and that the timing has consequences for trans-placental exposure to the infant.CONCLUSIONS: With most of the interviewed women preferring antibiotic administration after cord clamping, we suggest patients should be involved in the decision regarding timing of prophylactic antibiotics before caesarean section.

KW - Antibiotic prophylaxis

KW - Cesarean section

KW - Patient acceptance of health care

KW - Qualitative research

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85109935296&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.07.016

DO - 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.07.016

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 34273755

VL - 264

SP - 65

EP - 69

JO - European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

JF - European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

SN - 0028-2243

ER -

ID: 67034252