"All expectant mothers should be tested for killer Group B Streptococcus bacteria that can be passed from mum to baby during labour, say charities." Read more here.
As 2018 draws to a close, we want to thank everyone who has supported and helped the charity throughout the year, whether that's through raising awareness of group B Strep, raising funds for us, or working with us to campaign for change. In whatever way you've been involved with the charity, our sincere thanks to each and every one of you for your support. It's been an incredible action-packed year and we think it's really important to take a moment and reflect on some of the achievements you've made happen, as well as outline our plans for 2019. Highlights of 2018 January: We took delivery 130,000 copies of the leaflet on group B Strep written for expectant parents that [...]
Our chief executive, Jane Plumb MBE with Marie Ellfesen and her son Gabriel on Sky News discussing baby Gabriel's group B Strep infection. Watch here.
My wife and I are the lucky ones. We had the news through testing of the urine that our pregnancy was group b strep positive. We both didn’t know what this was after having two healthy boys. Fortunately for us we got antibiotics at the right time during labour. We have a lovely healthy boy called Rhudi Lee Robertson. We have just passed the 90 days for late-onset GBS. I would like to say thanks to GBSS and all the info we have obtained throughout our ordeal. Little Rhudi is fit and healthy, however the traumatic time we had not knowing what was or could happen to our little angel. We are so glad to have had all [...]
Mum’s call for infection advice to be given to parents is answered after son’s battle for life. Click here to read more.
Maternity staff need more training on how to prevent, identify and treat group B streptococcus infections to stop babies needlessly dying or being left with life-changing disabilities, says a new report. Click here to read more.
Huge response after Blackpool mum opened her heart following the death of her baby son. Click here to read more.
Group B Strep Support has today published our report on clinical negligence relating to group B Strep, entitled The cost of group B Strep infection. Our report found that GBS clinical negligence represents a significant burden to families and their babies, emotionally and financially. This negligence also has a significant financial burden to the NHS, both through successful clinical negligence cases and through ongoing care for many of the babies who survive. The report looked at 32 cases of potential or admitted clinical negligence where a GBS infection was suspected or confirmed covering a period 2006 to 2018, and was based on a survey of six of Group B Strep Support's expert Legal Panel members. We are grateful to our [...]
A year ago today I was told at 38 weeks pregnant that I had GBS (group b strep) a nasty infection that is lethal to newborn babies if not treated. Not once was I informed about this during my pregnancy. I did what any pregnant woman shouldn't do and start googling stuff. My husband and I where staring at words such as septicaemia, meningitis, disabilities and even death. What on earth was going to happen to our baby? I took oral tablets and was on IVs in labour and even after labour. Alexander was born at 39+3 weeks. He was given precautionary antibiotics as they didn't know if he had caught the infection. We were then told [...]
Georgia Higginbottom, 21, held Oscar Nally as he died at 46 days old. The baby suddenly became ill with Group B streptococcal meningitis (GBS). Click here to read more.