GBS In Pregnancy

GBS (Group B Streptococcus) is the UK’s most common cause of life threatening infection in newborn babies but recent surveys have shown that many pregnant women feel inadequately informed about the illness. On average two babies a day develop the infection, with one a week dying and one a week being left with life-changing disability. 

A recent survey found that only a third of pregnant women feel adequately informed about GBS and that they were more likely to hear about GBS from a friend or through personal experience, than from health professionals. it is now national recommended practice to provide all pregnant women with information about GBS in the UK.