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March 18, 2019, 8:48 am
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

This is why it is so important to get tested....

Group B Strep infections in babies - on average in the UK:

2 babies a day develop GBS infection
1 baby a week dies from GBS infection
1 baby a week survives GBS infection with disability

Yet most ... See more

March 9, 2019, 2:43 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Are YOU Strep B Aware...?

Pregnant? Group b Strep Aware?

Many women carry group B Strep naturally
Usually causes no problems, but can be devastating
Most common cause of serious infection in newborn babies
Most group B ... See more

March 8, 2019, 10:40 am
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Friday fact -

Most group B Strep infection in babies present on the first day of life.

#GBSaware #groupBStrep

March 6, 2019, 4:19 pm
Digital Content Officer - Group B Strep Support

Ooooh! What a fantastic opportunity - if you're in West Sussex!

Vacancy: Digital Content Officer to join our Haywards Heath team. Our digital presence is vital to achieving our mission to stop Strep B infection in babies

March 6, 2019, 3:18 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

That's us at 🙂

Want to find out if you're carrying group B Strep this pregnancy?

The ECM test, following the PHE's UK Standard, is available from a handful of NHS trusts (do ask) and the organisations listed at ... See more

March 1, 2019, 7:11 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Well done to Iwan for continuing to bravely share his story...

Brave of Olympic sprinter, Iwan Thomas, to share with Daily Mirror how his son, Teddy, had group B Strep infection. Fab he's made such a brilliant recovery.

Huge thanks to Iwan for raising vital ... See more

March 1, 2019, 3:22 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Can you help Group B Strep Support (GBSS) continue with their life saving work?

An URGENT appeal to raise awareness of group B Strep

Group B Strep is the leading cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.

Help us raise ... See more

March 1, 2019, 11:42 am
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Knowing you carry group B Strep during your pregnancy means measures can be taken that significantly reduce the chance of your baby being infected.

#GBSaware #groupBStrep ... See more

February 22, 2019, 3:50 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

Our Gold Standard ECM Test is dispatched directly from a GBSS recommended accredited laboratory...

"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

February 16, 2019, 6:04 pm
Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

All pregnant women should be provided with an information leaflet on group B Strep.

#GBSaware #groupBStrep

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