Author | James Allan McGregor, MD, CM

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Group B Strep: A Patient/Provider Approach for Optimizing Care

October 26, 2011

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OBGYN.net spoke with Marti Perhach about her endeavors to increase awareness of Group B Strep and its effects on pregnant women and their babies. Marti is a woman who has faced the effects of GBS first hand and has shared her personal story with other parents.

Group B Strep: A Patient/Provider Approach for Optimizing Care

October 26, 2011

Article

Although Group B Streptococcus was first described over one hundred years ago, GBS began becoming noticed as a leading cause of infection and death in newborns only in 1961. According to the CDC, roughly 1 to 3 babies out of every 1,000 children born in the United States suffers invasive Group B Strep disease, mostly in the first week of life.