Group B Streptococcus screening in Pregnancy

Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is one of many bacteria that normally live in our bodies and usually cause no harm. This is called GBS carriage, colonisation with GBS or carrying GBS.

About a quarter of pregnant women in the UK are estimated to carry GBS. As a result, many babies come into contact, and are colonised with, GBS around the time of labour and birth. The vast majority of babies are unaffected, but a small number become seriously ill with GBS infection.

GBS can cause life threatening complications to the new born and therefore our doctors support prenatal screening for this easily treated infection.

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