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Hello,
I'm newly pregnant - first time and doing all the learning I can. This board is VERY helpful!
I've come across the expression GBS test. I'm completely ignorant.
: What is it, please?
 

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GBS = Group B strep

It's usually done as a swab late in pregnancy. Some practitioners do one swab for both the vaginal and rectal areas...some do 2 separate swabs.

Being GBS positive has implications at the time of birth. Most mainstream practitioners require that you receive IV-antibiotics to prevent your baby being exposed to GBS during delivery. My midwives have an alternative treatment recommendation.

GBS exposure can cause a variety of problems for the newborn.

I'm sure others here will be WAY more informative and have links for you...but I didn't want to ignore your post...
 
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