by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
Episode #31: Pregnancy & GBS (Group B Strep)
GBS a.k.a. group B strep/group B streptococcus is a common bacteria that 15 to 40% of pregnant women carry. Outside of pregnancy, GBS is not a cause of concern. However, for pregnant women, this bacteria could hurt your baby during labor and childbirth.
In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about GBS, what is it, why do we screen for it in pregnancy, why should you even care about it, and how this can affect your pregnancy and your baby. I’ll also cover the major concerns related to it, and the necessary treatments you need to protect your baby.
If you’re wondering about GBS, don’t worry, I’m here to help you out!
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