Our educational materials are organized online in a F.A.Q. format.
Below you will find the questions that are answered in these informative pages.
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for links to up-to-date online resources relating to Group B Strep.
What is Group B Strep (GBS)?
Who May Be Affected by Group B Strep?
How Common is GBS Disease in Newborns?
How Do Babies Get Sick from GBS Disease?
Are Certain Babies More Vulnerable to GBS Disease?
How is a Baby Tested for GBS disease?
How is GBS transmitted? Is GBS a sexually transmitted Disease?
Can pregnant women be checked for GBS colonization?
What are a mother's risk factors for developing GBS disease?
How can GBS disease in newborns and mothers be prevented?
Is There a Vaccine for GBS?
Should Women Who Have Had a Previous GBS Positive Baby Have More Children?
GBS and Breastfeeding
Remember: Prevention is the key!