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Group B Streptococcus

Group B Streptococcus - Symptoms

Group B Streptococcus - How to prevent?

Group B Streptococcus - Causes and Risk Factors

Group B Streptococcus - Diagnosis

Must I get myself screened for GBS during Pregnancy?

You do not need to get screened if you have records for either one or all of the following:
  • GBS was detected in your urine sample in the current pregnancy
  • GBS infection occurred in your baby in the previous pregnancy
Antibiotics will be administered to you directly during labour and birth.

What will happen if I choose not to be screened?

No antibiotics will be administered unless other medical conditions arise, such as the development of fever during labour. Oral antibiotics will not eliminate GBS at the time of birth.

When do I get myself screened for GBS and how is it performed?

GBS screening is not part of the routine care of expectant mothers, therefore it is recommended to get screened. The best period to detect GBS is when you are 35-37 weeks pregnant. Your doctor will only need to take a swab from the lower part of your vagina for the lab test.

GBS may also be detected in the routine course of pregnancy tests performed for other infections.


Group B Streptococcus - Preparing for surgery

Group B Streptococcus - Post-surgery care

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