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What can I do if I test positive for group b strep?

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Dr. Deya Dafashy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Antibiotics

It is not uncommon to be gbs +ve in pregnancy.
This can put the baby at risk as he comes out the birth canal .We normally prescribe antibiotics while you giving birth.

In brief: Antibiotics

It is not uncommon to be gbs +ve in pregnancy.
This can put the baby at risk as he comes out the birth canal .We normally prescribe antibiotics while you giving birth.
Dr. Deya Dafashy
Dr. Deya Dafashy
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on situation

This is a hitch hiker germ that is found occasionally in the digestive tract (poop) and generally causes no problems.
It is sometimes a cause of UTI's in women. It can come & go as a germ in female genital tract. It becomes worrisome if your have it during labor/delivery when it could pass to a newborn & cause dreadful disease. IV antibiotics are given in labor to prevent that, oral meds won't do.

In brief: Depends on situation

This is a hitch hiker germ that is found occasionally in the digestive tract (poop) and generally causes no problems.
It is sometimes a cause of UTI's in women. It can come & go as a germ in female genital tract. It becomes worrisome if your have it during labor/delivery when it could pass to a newborn & cause dreadful disease. IV antibiotics are given in labor to prevent that, oral meds won't do.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Antibiotics in labor

Approximately one in five women are carriers for gbs.
It is not a sexually transmitted disease. If you test positive then you will need antibiotics in labor. This is very important as gbs infection can cause serious complications for the baby if infected. Antibiotics in labor are very effective at preventing these complications.

In brief: Antibiotics in labor

Approximately one in five women are carriers for gbs.
It is not a sexually transmitted disease. If you test positive then you will need antibiotics in labor. This is very important as gbs infection can cause serious complications for the baby if infected. Antibiotics in labor are very effective at preventing these complications.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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