Does the group B strep test hurt?

Answer On One Hand: Procedure overviewThe group B strep test involves the swabbing of a pregnant woman's vagina and rectum during her 35th to 37th week of pregnancy. The swab is then sent to a laboratory ... Read More »

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Are there any dangers in transmitting Group G strep to a baby if you have Group G strep infection in your genital tract?

If you need medication because you have worms you have to ask your doctor what to take. This one is not recommended for pregnant women. If you are looking for a way to terminate the pregnancy (abo... Read More »

What is group beta strep?

Group B (beta) strep is a strain of bacteria normally found in the intestines and lower genital tract. This infection can be deadly for newborns, the elderly and adults with weakened immune systems... Read More »

Is it mandatory to be tested for group b strep while pregnant?

No, but in fact it does cause some women and their babies serious problems. And in many countries unfortunately testing isn't even available. Find more information at:webmd. com www.gbsa.orgwww.gbs... Read More »

How dangerous is Group B Strep for a baby during labor?

Group B Streptococcus (GBS or Strep B) is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies - however, most of these horrible infections can be prevented. Many western countries... Read More »