Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.
Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very sick, have lifelong handicaps, or die.
Fortunately there are many ways to help protect babies from Group B Strep. This website contains resources for you to learn more about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects.
December 31 ~ This is the closing deadline for the UK e-petition asking for routine GBS testing for all pregnant women in the UK. Click here to sign if you are a UK resident or British national!
January 28 ~ GBSI and Leah’s Legacy will be exhibiting at the first Babypalooza Baby and Maternity Expo of 2014 in Alabama.
February 26-28 ~ GBSI will be exhibiting at the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The conference attendees are the deans, department chairs, residency and clerkship directors and faculty who train medical students and residents at university and community based settings.
May 12 -17 ~ GBSI will be exhibiting at the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Denver, CO. This will be our third year at this important conference!
June 19-21 ~ GBSI is planning to attend and exhibit at the Stillbirth Summit 2014 an amazing opportunity to collaborate on prevention for the many causes of stillbirth. The Summit will be held in Minneapolis, MN.
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