Hand on Bump

Group
Strep B

Did you know?

1 in 4 women carry Group B Strep (GBS) infection? It often has no symptoms, so testing is the only way to find out if you are carrying the bacteria.

It is an avoidable cause of babies being admitted to neonatal care. GBS can cause miscarriage, stillbirth and sadly babies can become very sick and sometimes even die after birth.

If your test is positive you are offered treatment in the form of a simple course of intravenous antibiotics during your labour.  

 

Home Testing Kit

Recommended to use after 35 weeks of pregnancy.

The NHS does not routinely test pregnant women for Group B Strep which causes life threatening infections in both mothers and new babies.

Strep B Sure only uses the (ECM) test which was specifically designed to detect Group B Strep and is internationally recognised as ‘Gold Standard’ and endorsed by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) 

 

Who can take the test?

Strep B Sure is recommended for all pregnant women.

Group B Strep infection can cause, premature rupture of membranes (waters breaking), premature labour and major infection for the mother, such as sepsis.  Complications such as these can cause major health problems for both mother and child. For more information about Group Strep B click here

 

Serious Infection

GBS most commonly causes infection in the blood (sepsis), the fluid and lining of the brain (meningitis), and lungs (pneumonia). Some GBS survivors can experience life long disabilities. GBS is preventable through testing and appropriate treatment.

 

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