GROUP B STREP FAQs
Group B Strep infection is the leading infectious killer of newborns. Potentially, it can cause sepsis, pneumonia, meningitis or death in approximately 1 to 2 in 1000 babies.
|The recommendations for the prevention of neonatal Group B Strep disease are undergoing changes. Recommendations in the United States may not match the recommendations in other countries.|
MMWR August 16, 2002 / 51(RR11);1-22
Revised Guidelines from CDC
Vaginal and rectal GBS screening cultures at 35-37 weeks’ gestation for ALL pregnant women (unless patient had GBS bacteriuria during the current pregnancy or a previous infant with invasive GBS disease)
Intrapartum prophylaxis indicated
Intrapartum prophylaxis not indicated
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GBS In the urine For those who have had GBS found in the urine in pregnancy GBS Positive For those who have tested positive at 35-37weeks GBS+ and Scared For those frightened by their GBS+ status Previous GBS Baby For those who have had a previously infected baby Induction/Interventions For those who are facing Inductions or are looking for information on various interventions
GBS Resources/News A collection of links around the internet for those moms doing their OWN research
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