Pregnant Women Advised to Get Group B Strep Vaccine

If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor or midwife about getting a GBS test. It doesn’t matter if you did or did not have this type of bacteria before; each pregnancy is different. CDC recommends getting it when you are 35–37 weeks pregnant. The test is an easy swab of the vagina and rectum that should not hurt. There are no risks to you or your baby from a GBS test. The test shows if you are carrying GBS bacteria, which you can pass to your baby during childbirth.

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