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  • bjlmom bjlmom's Avatar 08-26-04 | 09:08 PM
  • I know there has been a lot of women who have tested positive for this and have been very worried. Found this definition that I think explains a lot.

    Group B Steptococcus (GBS)
    A bacteria commonly found in the vagina and the rectum. GBS grows in the vagina or rectum of about 10-40% of women and rarely causes symptoms. In pregnancy, it can increase your chances of premature delivery, premature rupture of membranes, infection of your amniotic fluid and serious infection in your baby. A different type of streptoccus bacteria causes the condition known as "strep throat." To find out if you have any GBS, vaginal and rectal secretions are collected between the 35th and 37th week of pregnancy. If you are found to have GBS, antibiotics during your labor are given to protect your baby from these bacteria.
  • Oreo Oreo's Avatar 08-30-04 | 09:36 PM
  • I forgot all about this test! Oh the joy that's coming my way! (LOL) --- Better safe than sorry. Thanks for finding such a clear definition!
  • MomofTwo MomofTwo's Avatar 08-31-04 | 11:28 AM
  • I was wondering if you have a planned csection do they still test for this or not. Does anyone know?

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