Are you in the UK/Ireland? Do you want GBS Screening? You can get it for £40!!

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborn babies in the UK. What is Group B Streptococcus (GBS)? Group B Streptococcus is the commonest cause of life-threatening infections in newborn babies in the UK. Most GBS infections can be prevented by giving antibiotics intravenously (through a vein) at the…

UK GBS Testing – Why do we not test ALL pregnant women?

My last post if you read it was in regards to GBS (Group B Strep) Which a lot of women carry and can unknowingly pass onto their babies during childbirth. If GBS is passed onto the baby during childbirth then the consequences can be very severe resulting in Neonatal Sepsis a potentially fatal condition that…

Sepsis & GBS – The hidden killer of newborns

I wasn’t sure which category to place this under, Its especially fitting for home birth mums as it outlines important signs that could be very easy to miss. But its relevant to anyone who is about to have a child, especially as most hospitals will discharge you within 6 hours of birth if everything appears…