Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

This group is for people who have had or have been diagnosed with GBS. However for people who don't know what GBS is there is a descripton below. GBS colonises up to 30% of adults in the UK, without symptoms or side-effects. However, GBS can also cause infection, most commonly in newborn babies before, during or shortly after birth. GBS can more rarely cause infection in adults (typically women during pregnancy or after birth, the elderly and people with serious underlying medical conditions which impair their immune system). GBS is also a recognised cause of preterm delivery, maternal infections, stillbirths and late miscarriages. GBS infections are rare in adults, especially so for men and women who are not pregnant.


Group B

My daughter was very sick when she was born and ended up in the hospital for 7 days on antibiotics as I was not given the proper medicine to protect her from getting it. It can...


group b strep treatment

I live in the US and was tested for group b strep at 37 weeks and tested positive. My midwife offered me the option of either antibiotics during labor or a homeopathic remedy ,...


Doctors what is wrong with them

Why don't doctors tell you more about this why do they just say your be fine we will give you antibiotics. Well its not true babies died all the time from this early or late...


GBS at 8 days old

My little boy Jamie got GBS at 8 days old, he was already on SCBU due to having low glucose levels, and remained to be on SCBU for the first 7 weeks of his life. He is fine now,...