Sexually Transmitted Diseases

An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus. ... read more »

Group B Strep in Pregnancy

About one in four pregnant women carry a bacterium called Group B Streptococcus (Group B Strep or GBS) in their vagina. Most don't even know that they carry it. ... read more »

Common Tests During Pregnancy

One of the things you may not be expecting while you are expecting is the number, and variety, of tests you will undergo while pregnant. ... read more »

Group B Strep - GBS

Around 35-37 weeks of the pregnancy women are often screened for the presence of GBS or Group B Streptococcus bacillus in the vagina. ... read more »

Group B Strep Infection GBS

The majority of pregnant women testing positive for Group B Strep (GBS) have no problems, But GBS can lead to certain complications both in the baby and in you, so when you test positive for GBS in pregnancy, you should get treated in labor. ... read more »

Strep B Test Studied to Prevent Misuse of Antibiotics

Women who come into the Hospital in full labor but without having had a GBS culture are typically treated with antibiotics to protect the infant from a group B Strep infection. ... read more »

10 Common Pregnancy Complications

During regular check-ups doctors check for proper fetal growth and development, but they are also looking for symptoms that may be associated with the 10 most common pregnancy complications. ... read more »

Effect of Academic Detailing on Group B Strep Testing Rates

Researchers from Brazil recently published a study in the BMC Pregnancy Childbirth journal investigating the effectiveness of academic detailing on group B strep testing rates. ... read more »

Early Onset Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Sepsis

Group B strep can pass from mother to child during labor. In some cases, medical personnel are aware of the maternal infection and protective steps are taken to lower the risk of neonatal infection, but such steps were not always available. ... read more »

Strep Infection During Pregnancy

Although hand washing is standard procedure today, women still sometimes contract life-threatening infections during pregnancy and childbirth. Of particular concern is Group A streptococcus (GAS). ... read more »

Streptococcus Bacteria and Premature Births

Pediatric researchers at the San Diego School of Medicine in California have discovered a link between a particular strain of the Streptococcus bacteria and premature births. ... read more »

Impact of Intrapartum Antibiotic Prophylaxis Protocol

A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina, Duke University and the Pediatrix-Obstetrix Center for Research and Development in Sunrise, Florida have gathered together to study the impact of Intrapartum Antibiotic Prophylaxis protocol for newborns with serious bacterial infections (SBIs). ... read more »

Early Neonatal Infection Linked to Maternal Infection

  During the first seven days of life, called the neonatal period, infections are dangerous and potentially deadly for the neonate. According to a study published in PLoS Medicine, the source of infection may be the mother. ... read more »

What a Positive GBS Test Means for Your Labor and Delivery

What was GBS and why did my cousin have it? Did this warrant concern for her health or her baby? Did I need to be angry at her husband? ... read more »