The birth canal of some pregnant women can contain Group B Strep bacteria even though the women may have no symptoms. These bacteria pose a risk to their babies who can pick up the Group B Strep during delivery and develop an infection. All pregnant women should get tested for the bacteria at week 36 of their pregnancy, and those who carry the bacteria need antibiotics during their delivery to prevent an infection in their baby.
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Voight, Jessica M..
Group B Streptococcus and Pregnancy.
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