July is International GBS Awareness Month!

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July is International GBS Awareness Month!

 This year's theme is #2020Foresight.
Consider donating or planning a fundraiser from your home to support GBS awareness!
Group B Strep International
Promoting awareness and prevention of
group B strep disease in babies
during pregnancy through early infancy

Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.

Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very sick, have lifelong h
andicaps, or die. Even babies born to a mother who tests negative can become infected by group B strep.

Fortunately there are many ways to help protect babies from group B strep. The website contains resources for you learn more about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects 

Check out our resources to help you get started!

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