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Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that can cause serious illness in newborn babies.  While most pregnant women carry this bacteria in their bodies, it does not usually cause any harm. However, in some cases, GBS can lead to infections in the blood, lungs, or brain of a newborn baby.  Symptoms of GBS infection in babies can include fever, fast breathing, and low blood sugar. In severe cases, GBS infection can be fatal.  Fortunately, there are steps that pregnant women can take to reduce the risk of their baby developing a GBS infection. These steps include getting tested for GBS early in pregnancy and being treated with antibiotics during labor if they are found to be positive for the bacteria.  If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider about GBS and how you can protect your baby from this potentially serious infection.

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What are the symptoms of GBS

Group B strep is a common bacteria that can cause serious illness in newborns.  If your baby has any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. GBS can be fatal if not treated promptly. Group B strep is a bacteria that can be found in the vaginal or rectal area of about 25% of healthy, adult women. Here are some maternity care guides for pregnant women. While most women who carry Group B strep don’t experience any symptoms, the bacteria can cause serious problems for pregnant women and their babies. If you’re pregnant and have Group B strep, you’ll likely need to be monitored closely and may need to take antibiotics during labor in order to prevent your baby from becoming infected. While most babies who do become infected with Group B strep will only experience mild symptoms, some may develop a more serious infection that can lead to pneumonia or meningitis. 

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing Group B strep during pregnancy. Be sure to talk to your doctor about getting tested for Group B strep early in your pregnancy so that you can be treated if necessary. You should also practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly and avoiding contact with anyone who is sick.

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The Challenges of Group B Strep

Group B strep is a serious infection that can be deadly for newborns. It’s important for expectant mothers to be aware of the risks and how to prevent them.  Group B strep is a bacteria that can infect the uterus and placenta. It can also be found in the vagina and rectum. The bacteria can cause serious illness in newborns, including meningitis, sepsis, and pneumonia. The best way to prevent group B strep infection is to get tested for it during pregnancy. If you’re positive for the bacteria, your doctor will likely recommend antibiotics during labor and delivery. Group B strep is a bacteria that can cause serious illness in newborns. Every year, thousands of babies are born with GBS. While most survive, some do not. Early detection and treatment are critical to preventing serious complications from GBS.  There are several things that expectant mothers can do to help prevent their babies from getting GBS. First, they should get tested for the bacteria during their third trimester of pregnancy. If they test positive, they will need to be treated with antibiotics during labor and delivery. 

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