- April 30, 2018
Streptococcus and Pregnancy
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that can be found in up to 40weeks of pregnancy. A woman with GBS can pass it on to her fetus when she is pregnant or to her baby during delivery or after birth. Most babies who get GBS from their mothers do not have any problems. A few, though, will become sick. This can cause major health problems or even threaten their lives.
This pamphlet discusses the ways to help prevent Group B Strep infection in newborns, your doctor can advise you on the best approach.