Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of postpartum infection and neonatal sepsis. GBS can be transmitted to the baby during childbirth if not detected in time. Dr. Neelam Benara, Obst & Gynaecologist at Kailash Hospital Sector- 71 Noida explains everything about GBS during pregnancy & how can the risk be reduced during delivery. As Dr. Neelam explains Approximately 1 out of every 200 babies whose mothers carry GBS and are not treated with antibiotics will develop signs and symptoms of GBS. Sometimes GBS infection in newborn babies can cause serious complications that can be life threatening. She advice’s pregnant women to get routinely tested for GBS late in the pregnancy, usually between weeks 35 and 37 to ensure early diagnosis & treatment before it passes to the baby during labor or delivery.
To know more about management of high risk pregnancy or other related prenatal infections, Consult our Gynaecologists.