Jan. 27, 2022

073 Group Beta Strep (GBS) in Pregnancy

073 Group Beta Strep (GBS) in Pregnancy

What Happens When you are Strep Positive in Pregnancy?


Group B Strep Bacteria

In this episode, we talk about Group B Strep bacteria found on the lower genital tract.  The reason why Group B Strep is a problem, how to know the women with Group B Strep, how to treat women with the bacteria and, why women with Group B Strep are not given antibiotics before labor.

 

Timestamps

[01:38] About Group B Strep bacteria

[03:31] The reason why the bacteria is a problem

[05:30] How to know the women with Group B Strep

[07:12] How to treat women with the bacteria

[09:34] Why women with Group B Strep are not given antibiotics before labor

[12:12] The test for Group B Strep

 

Notable quotes

  • Group B Strep is part of the normal vaginal flour.
  • The main reason why Group B Strep is a problem is that rarely, it can get into the nose and mouth of a newborn that is passing through the birth canal and cause a Neonatal infection.
  • Women with Group B Strep are given antibiotics in labor, usually ampicillin.
  • Once the water breaks, the baby might be exposed to the bacteria in the vaginal canal.

 

Resource links

Group B Strep

 

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