Every day, our nurses and attorneys receive calls from expectant mothers with concerns about symptoms they’re experiencing during their pregnancy. They’re curious if their symptoms are normal, and they wonder what their next steps should be. Patients should always visit a medical professional with concerns like these and receive appropriate care for maternal-fetal conditions and…
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Group B Strep (GBS) can cause infant brain damage, sepsis, meningitis, cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.
GBS & other maternal infections can cause cerebral palsy in a newborn. If left untreated, infections can travel to the baby at birth and cause the baby to have sepsis, meningitis and cerebral palsy.
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A faster laboratory test to detect potentially deadly maternal infections of Group B strep (GBS) has been successful at identifying GBS colonization in six and a half hours, according to the results of a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The standard test takes 48 hours. GBS’ Devastating Fetal…
GBS is a significant cause of UTI in pregnant women. GBS and UTIs can have severe consequences for the newborn, such as cerebral palsy, infection, preterm birth, premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) and preterm PROM, placental abruption and fetal distress.
Learn the facts of this very serious infection and why it is critical for every pregnant woman to be tested for group B strep.
Newborns are particularly susceptible to infections and meningitis due to their fragile immune systems. A timely diagnosis and proper treatment is critical in order to avoid devastating injuries.