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International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

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What is GBS?

It is a common type of bacteria. GBS bacteria are often found in the vagina and rectum of healthy women of all races and ethnicities. In fact, about 1 out of 4 women in the United States carry this type of bacteria. These bacteria can come and go naturally in the body. Each time you are pregnant, you need to get a GBS test. It doesn't matter if you did or did not have this type of bacteria before; each pregnancy is different. The test is an easy swab of the vagina dn rectum that should not hurt. There are not risks to you or your baby from a GBS test. Find out how to prevent Group B Strep and other helpful information at https://www.cdc.gov/features/groupbstrep/index.html.
Everyday in the month of February you can find information about Group B Strep and other prenatal infections by clicking here https://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/

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