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Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

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Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Posted on: July 2nd, 2018 by Baby Mometns

Protect your new born baby!

Group Strep B screening at Baby Moments

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the UK’s most common cause of life threatening infections in new born babies, and of meningitis in babies up to age 3 months.

The number of babies that are being born with potentially fatal Strep B is rising. You can have a simple test of 2 swabs being taken to detect if you have it. Antibiotics are then administered during labor.

Baby Moments offer this screening test from 35 weeks as it needs to be conducted in the last 5 weeks of pregnancy.Most GBS infections can be prevented by giving antibiotics intravenously (through a vein) at the onset of labour to all women that carry GBS.

This gives you the information and control to make the decisions as to what will happen during your labour.