Pregnancy and Group B Strep : Information and Guidelines
Being Pregnant should be a wonderful time in your life but in these worrying unprecedented times you probably need some reassurance.
The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists website provides some very useful information and guidelines for pregnant women, particularly in these unprecendented times.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recommend that all pregnant women should be informed about Group B Strep (GBS) the leading cause of newborn infection in the UK.
This is a very useful leaflet about Group B Strep in Pregnancy; What it is; who is at risk and what treatment is available if found for you during your labour and the recommended care and treatment of your newborn baby. GBS in pregnancy and newborn babies - Patient information leaflet (rcog.org.uk)
If you prefer visit the website for different versions and an audio guide
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy and newborn babies (rcog.org.uk)
They have also updated their advice this week on Pregnancy during this time of Coronavirus with some very useful video information to reassure and guide you: Coronavirus infection and pregnancy (rcog.org.uk)
It is essential that all pregnant women are correctly informed and educated, so that they can make informed choices.
Help spread the word about Group B Strep, the symptoms, the risks and more importantly the knowledge and ability to prevent infection in Newborn babies.