Sixty seconds on . . . vaginal seedingBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1095 (Published 25 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1095
- Gareth Iacobucci
First of all, what is it?
The term describes the use of a gauze swab to transfer maternal vaginal fluid (and therefore vaginal microbiota) onto infants born by caesarean section.
Sounds a bit unpleasant
It might rank alongside faecal transplants in the Top Trumps of new, distasteful sounding medical procedures. But just as faecal transplantation has become a common treatment for Clostridium difficile infection, …