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What could GBS mean for my baby?


  • Most babies who come into contact with GBS during labour or around birth do not become ill.
  • However, if you are carrying GBS, there is a small risk that your baby will develop an infection in which case they can become very unwell or even die.
  • Most commonly, in new-born babies GBS can cause:
    • Sepsis– infection in the blood and other tissues
    • Pneumonia – infection in the lungs
    • Meningitis infection in the lining of the fluid around the brain.
  • Although, if untreated, GBS infection can make your baby very unwell, with prompt treatment most babies will make a full recovery.
  • Early detection and treatment are therefore vital.

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