Thank you for visiting my site.
My name is Nicola and I’ve been working with Group B Strep Support and the Doctor’s Laboratory since 2007. Back in 2007, I started offering free Group B Strep Testing Kits through my website MumStuff.
From little acorns do great oaks grow, as the saying goes, and over the years I have sent out tens of thousands of testing kits!
I have also worked really hard with Group B Strep Support to raise awareness of Group B Strep with mums to be and midwives in the UK. I worked with Pregnancy & Birth Magazine, who ran an GBS awareness campaign in 2010, and managed to get lots of local and national press to promote the cause. As you can see from the photograph, my team and I also ran (ok, walked!) to raise funds for Group B Strep Support and raised a fabulous £800!
I’m taking a break from MumStuff but as I feel so strongly about women having access to a free test kit, I have decided to set up this site to make sure the kit continues to be freely available.
Since being involved with GBS awareness, I have seen a close friend and my own sister diagnosed as Group B Strep positive in their pregnancies and both were given intravenous antibiotics during labour. I’m delighted to say that both had healthy babies but if they had not been tested the outcome could have been very different. I am passionate about this cause and I’m so pleased you have chosen to look into GBS in more detail. It is so frustrating that the NHS don’t offer free tests to all pregnant women and this is something we’re campaigning for but until they do at least there is an option of having a private, reliable ‘gold standard’ test from a reputable, accredited laboratory.
Please order a test here now and have a think about taking it… There is NOTHING to pay to get the test kit – so what have you got to lose…?
Wishing you all the best during your pregnancy,