Chlorhexidine as an Alternative Treatment for Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Disease

We know that giving neonates antibiotics can lead to later health problems, but on balance we may have to do so anyway. This article proposes an alternative to antibiotics for preventing GBS in these babies.

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About Author: Shelie Ross

Shelie Ross, CNM, practices midwifery at a freestanding birth center in Michigan. She investigated this topic as part of her Masters of Science in Midwifery program through the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University. She believes all women should be given the opportunity to make informed decisions on their care. She is the mother of four children.

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