How to Protect Your Unborn Baby from Infection
posted by The OB/GYN Team | April 5, 2016
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!
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.
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