Preventing Infection During Pregnancy
The Zika Virus and Its Impact on Pregnancy
Group B Strep and Treatment Options
Group B Strep is an infection that is relatively harmless to adults, but it can be very detrimental to a newborn baby who travels through the birth canal. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women carry the Group B Strep bacteria. Women should be tested for this bacteria during weeks 35-37 of gestation. If they test positive, they can receive an antibiotic in order to treat the infection and protect the health of the newborn baby.
By working with a qualified group of health care providers, you will be decreasing the risks associated with infection significantly. Your OB/GYN will work with you in order to monitor your health and will provide you with treatment as soon as possible if you do contract an infection. For more information on preventing infection during pregnancy, contact Revere Health today!