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Group B Strep Infection (GBS Disease)

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    Group B Streptococcal Infections FAQ
A comprehensive article on what GBS is, who is at risk, how it's diagnosed and how it's treated . . . from the CDC.
    Late-onset Group B Strep Disease
Some basic facts about late-onset group B strep disease
   Common Bacteria is Bad for Baby
A bacteria that is carried by many of us with no harmful effects can be very serious for your baby. Group B strep (GBS) usually lives in the GI tract but only seems to cause problems in pregnant women, the elderly, and those with a low resistance to infections such as a person with AIDS, cancer or diabetes.
   Group B Strep in Pregnancy
Is there anything I can do while I'm pregnant to reduce the risk of passing this on to my baby? A question and answer by Barbara Parker, RN, ARNP, CNM

Personal Stories
   Hey Moms! We need your Group B Strep stories. Click here to submit yours!

Web Links
   CDC's Group B Strep Disease information bureau
   Group B Strep Association
   Group B Strep Support for the U.K.
   The Jesse Cause

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