Group B Streptococcus

Must-read infection risk for all pregnant mums

Download our pregnancy factsheet and find out more about Group B Streptococcus, also known as GBS, or group B strep.

This is a common bacteria that adults have, and about 20% of healthy woman have in their vagina at the time of giving birth. While it common, this bacteria can create an infection risk if passed to a newborn baby during childbirth. 1 in 200 women with GBS will have a baby that develops a severe infection, requiring the baby have a hospital admission and intravenous antibiotics in the first days of life.

Read more about how you learn if your baby is at risk of GBS, and the simple way you can prevent this infection occurring to your newborn.

Read the Fact Sheet

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