Are You Pregnant? Help Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep!

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Are You Pregnant? Help Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep!

Description

This brochure includes information about group B strep (GBS) and steps that pregnant women can take before they go into labor and when their water breaks to prevent their baby from being infected with GBS.

Topics include:

  • What is GBS?
  • Being a carrier for these bacteria does not mean you have an infection.
  • Ask your doctor for a GBS test when you are 35 to 37 weeks pregnant.
  • The antibiotic is only given during labor.
  • What you can do before you go into labor.
  • When your water breaks or when you go into labor:
    • If you have not had your GBS test when labor starts, remind the staff that you do not know your GBS status.
    • If you are a GBS carrier.
  • Each time you are pregnant, you need to be tested for GBS.

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: May 2007
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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