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New Medical Advisory Panel Member joins Group B Strep Support

  We are delighted to welcome Dr Sonali Kochhar, MD, to Group B Strep Support's Medical Advisory Panel. Dr Kochhar has worked for 20 years in a leadership position for Global Phase I-IV Clinical Research Epidemiology and Safety Studies for Vaccines and Drugs including vaccines for pregnant women, infectious diseases and maternal and child programs which are conducted in USA, Europe, Asia, Africa and India in adult and paediatric populations. She led the development of Maternal and Neonatal Case Definitions and co-authored guidelines for collection, analysis and presentation of safety data for vaccines in pregnant women clinical trials and observational studies. This work will help to support enhanced surveillance and collection of safety data across sites, countries, and programs [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:46:09+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Group B Strep Support statement on vaginal seeding

As 'vaginal seeding' has been featured prominently in the news this week, often mentioning group B Strep, we thought it would be helpful to make our position on vaginal seeding clear. Our Medical Advisory Panel's view is this: "The practice of ‘vaginal seeding’ babies born by Caesarean (putting a gauze swab in the vagina for 24 hours beforehand and then wiping the baby’s mouth and skin with that gauze after birth) is increasingly attracting attention. The hope is that exposure to bacteria will boost the baby’s immune system, thereby preventing illness and disease in the future, such as asthma and allergies. Group B Strep Support does not recommend this practice because there is no properly conducted clinical trial that has [...]

By | 2017-09-22T14:02:14+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The RCOG’s updated GBS guidelines

Group B Strep Support welcomes the updated clinical guidance from The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists on preventing group B Strep infection in newborn babies. When the recommendations are fully implemented across the UK, we believe will start to see the rate of avoidable group B Strep infection in newborn babies start to fall. The key recommendations are that: All pregnant women are provided with an information leaflet on group B Strep (new) Women who carried GBS in a previous pregnancy should be offered the option of GBS-specific (ECM) testing for GBS late in the current pregnancy (new) Women are offered intravenous antibiotics in labour where: Mum is in established preterm labour (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) (new) GBS [...]

By | 2017-12-07T18:12:18+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Group B Strep Support’s statement on The RCOG’s updated guidelines

Group B Strep Support welcomes the updated clinical guidance from The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists on preventing group B Strep infection in newborn babies. When the recommendations are fully implemented across the UK, we believe will start to see the rate of avoidable group B Strep infection in newborn babies start to fall. The key recommendations are that: All pregnant women are provided with an information leaflet on group B Strep (new) Women who carried GBS in a previous pregnancy should be offered the option of GBS-specific (ECM) testing for GBS late in the current pregnancy (new) Women are offered intravenous antibiotics in labour where: Mum is in established preterm labour (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) [...]

By | 2017-09-13T13:00:25+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Fletchers Joins Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel

National charity Group B Strep Support and law firm, Fletchers are delighted to announce their partnership in working together to raise greater awareness of group B Strep and to provide advice and support to families whose babies may have been affected by it. Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia in over 700 babies every year in the UK. On average in the UK: two babies every day develop group B Strep infection one baby a week dies from group B Strep infection, and one baby a week survives their group B Strep infection with long-term disability "Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common cause of [...]

By | 2017-06-12T13:59:51+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Wolferstans Joins Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel

National charity Group B Strep Support and leading law firm Wolferstans are delighted to announce their new corporate partnership to raise greater awareness of group B Strep, and provide support to families affected by it. Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia in over 700 babies every year in the UK. On average in the UK: two babies every day develop group B Strep infection one baby a week dies from group B Strep infection, and one baby a week survives their group B Strep infection with a fortnight is left with long-term disability "We are delighted to be working with Group B Strep Support and supporting their [...]

By | 2017-05-24T12:28:24+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Enable Law Joins Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel

National charity Group B Strep Support and newly launched medical negligence law firm, Enable Law, are delighted to announce their partnership in working together to raise greater awareness of group B Strep and to provide advice and support to families whose babies may have been affected by it. Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia in over 700 babies every year in the UK. On average in the UK: two babies every day develop group B Strep infection one baby a week dies from group B Strep infection, and one baby a week survives their group B Strep infection with long-term disability "We are delighted to begin [...]

By | 2017-05-22T13:11:22+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Lucky to have my little lady

When I found out I was group B Strep positive I didn't think much to it due to lack of knowledge and hospital didn't seem fussed. I was told to come in for antibiotics in labour. Unfortunately it wasn't that straight forward. I got to hospital as soon as possible, by now my contractions were 3 minutes apart. Her heart rate was over 200 BPM yet hospital weren't bothered. They gave me the first dose of antibiotics but within 2 hours she was here. She had to be resuscitated at birth. It took her just shy of 5 mins to breathe. They then said all was well and gave her to me but she didn't seem right. I asked [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:10:43+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Baby fully recovered from GBS infection|0 Comments