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May 23, 2019, 9:25 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

If you need advice about Group B Strep these are the people to talk to...

We provide help and support to families, especially those suffering the devastating consequences of a group B Strep infection.

We provide expectant parents with information on testing and how to ... See more

May 20, 2019, 3:32 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

"You should be offered antibiotics through a drip during labour if you have had a GBS-positive swab or urine test from an NHS or other accredited laboratory" Source: RCOG/GBSS leaflet on GBS

For ... See more

May 14, 2019, 6:45 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Wow!!! Absolutely awesome news from GBSS today...

DELIGHTED that a major clinical trial has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research to see if testing pregnant women is a better way to prevent #groupBStrep infection in newborn ... See more

May 13, 2019, 8:54 am
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Did you know...

Carrying group B Strep does not mean you can't have a water birth.

Mum should be offered IV antibiotics asap once labour starts, and at regular intervals until birth, and keep the cannula ... See more

May 3, 2019, 7:13 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Please read and share. This is an extremely rare case. Thank you to the brave family for sharing their tragic story of baby Fleur’s death.

We were very sorry to hear of baby Fleur's death as a result of group B Strep infection. The family's tragedy is extremely sad and rare, our hearts go out to Emily, Ashley, Laila and Rhys.

Our Chief ... See more

May 2, 2019, 10:42 am
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

An update from Iwan Thomas on how his little man is doing ❤️

Iwan Thomas has given an update on his four-month-old baby, Teddy’s, health following a terrifying diagnosis of group B Strep soon after the Olympic sprinter’s son was born in December. ... See more

April 29, 2019, 4:42 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

And of course we only distribute the ECM test at 🙂

Which is the best test for GBS carriage? The ECM test is the internationally recognised 'Gold Standard' test for group B strep #WhyGuess #GBSAware #groupBStrep

April 28, 2019, 10:39 am
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Good luck today to all the lovely people running for 😀

Looking forward to cheering on the #TeamGBSS runners in today's Virgin #LondonMarathon - we're just after mile 13 opposite Tower Bridge Business Centre. Fabulous folk, raising vital funds for the ... See more

April 21, 2019, 3:15 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Of course we only supply the Gold Standard ECM Test. Get yours free at

Not all tests for group B Strep carriage are recommended - the 'gold standard' is the ECM (enriched culture medium) test.

#GBSaware #groupBStrep ... See more

April 21, 2019, 10:40 am
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Get yours at

Mum told us, "I asked for a group B Strep test but was convinced by two midwives I did not need it, that it was so rare it wouldn't happen.

Well it did.

I now raise awareness to other pregnant ... See more

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