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Group B strep, my sil called last night freakn out about it she said she googled it and did'nt really find any thing what do u girls know about it and i can pass the info along?She is only 5 wks preg. and she is on alot of antibotics....


Asked by Anonymous at 8:13 AM on Dec. 9, 2008 in Health

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  • 98-99% of all babies born to infected mothers will not become infected, if treated. Of those who become infected few will have any problems with the treatment for the infection. There are two types of infections: early and late.

    Early infections tend to occur usually within the first six hours after birth, and most by the seventh day of life. This infection can cause inflammation of the baby's lungs, spinal cord or brain. About 15% of these babies will die from the infection.

    The other infection, late infection, occur after the first seven days of life. Half of these late infections are not from the mother but from other sources of infection, such as contact with other carriers of GBS, including hospital personnel. Meningitis is the main risk from late infection, which has long term problems associated with the baby's nervous system.

    Answer by kim168 at 8:16 AM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • It can be for the baby, that's why she is on antibiotics. As long as it's being treated the baby will be fine.


    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:14 AM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • (Forgot to add) Because it's passed to the baby through a vaginal birth

    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:15 AM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Cont' However, babies with late infections are less likely to die than those with early infections.

    Risk Factors & Testing

    During birth as the baby passes through the vagina it comes into contact with the bacteria, making it more likley for the baby to get Group B Strep. To prevent this from happening women who test positive or who have had a previous baby with Group B Strep will be given IV antibiotics during labor. If you were not test at the end of your pregnancy and you go into labor you will be treated if you have any of the following symptoms of a Group B Strep infection:

    Answer by kim168 at 8:18 AM on Dec. 9, 2008