GROUP B STREP (GBS) DURING PREGNANCY

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GROUP B STREP (GBS) DURING PREGNANCY

  • All pregnant women are provided with a patient information leaflet about group B Strep. A suitable leaflet has been produced jointly by the RCOG and Group B Strep Support
  • If a woman has had a GBS urinary tract infection (>105 cfu/ml) during her pregnancy, treat her at diagnosis with oral antibiotics, and make sure also to offer her IV antibiotics in labour.
  • Treating GBS found on a vaginal or rectal swab is not recommended in pregnancy before labour starts. The woman should be offered IV antibiotics when labour starts.