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Do you know anyone that was harmed from Group B strep?

My SIL's best friend had a baby boy just days after I had my baby girl. Unfortunately, the baby boy died just hours after being born. Apparently they didn't do the Group B strep test on the mom, and her son contracted it on the way out.

Sad :(

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Asked by caitxrawks at 12:10 PM on Aug. 29, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Yup I know of a few babys that were born iwth pnemonia because of the strep

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:10 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • yes, a good friend of mine lost her little girl a few days after being born because of not being treated for strep b.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 1:09 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • I'm an Nicu nurse, and yes many children are admitted for GBS pneumonia. It's a horrible pathogen.

    Answer by Sisteract at 4:48 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

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