International GBS Awareness Month

July-ribbon-art-150x1501Did you know that July is International GBS Awareness Month?

What is “GBS” you ask, and why should we be aware of it?

Group B Strep (GBS) is a bacteria that can be found in the intestines, rectum, vagina and urinary tract of 1 in 4 pregnant women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and GBS can cause illness and possibly death in an infected newborn.

Do I have your attention now?  Good.

Luckily there are ways to prevent GBS infection! Please take a moment to learn more about GBS, and ways to prevent GBS Infection in newborns here thanks to this informative post by Evidence Based Birth.  Learn all about the effort to promote GBS Awareness by Group B Strep International!