If you test positive for group B strep, it doesn't mean that you're ill or that your baby will be affected. It simply means the potential for newborn infection exists.
Talk with your health care provider about a plan for labor and make sure you remind your health care team of your group B strep status during labor. Also tell your health care provider if you're allergic to any medications.
Your reminders will help your health care team provide the best possible care during labor and delivery.
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