Episode 87 - Group B Strep (GBS) - just facts, no fluff

Almost every pregnant woman will need to make a decision about Group B strep, what decision would you make? This episode is a re-edit of the most popular episode of all time, episode 6 on Group B Strep. In this re-edit Mel has kept only facts (no fluff)... you asked for it. This episode is a great one to pass on to your partner, care provider or anyone you think would like rapid fire information about Group B Strep in pregnancy and labour. For anyone that appreciates a conversational podcast, episode 6 is where you’ll want to be… or listen to both. 


Time stamps:

00:00 what is this episode about

03:08 What is GBS

03:39 GBS colonisation vs GBS infection

07:23 Early and Late onset GBS infection in babies 

07:58 Preventing and screening for early onset GBS

08:11 Screening for GBS

12:31 the risk of the swab itself 

12:45 The transient nature of GBS

11:11 Accuracy of the swab

13:51 risks associated with GBS positive result 

15:05 How many babies will likely get a GBS infection?

18:21 GBS prevention options

22:21 Bit of a summary

23:01 What are the issues with GBS prevention options 

32:46 what if my baby does get sick? How is it treated?

34:16 GBS in urine


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