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What are a Mother's Risk Factors For Developing GBS Disease?




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This article is from the Group B Strep FAQ, by cheryls@wco.com (Cheryl Sandberg) with numerous contributions by others.

What are a Mother's Risk Factors For Developing GBS Disease?

* Positive culture for GBS colonization at 35-37 weeks

* Having already had a baby who had a GBS infection

* GBS bacteria in urine (bacteriuria, either with or with our symptoms)

* Membrane rupture (having your "water break"more than 18 hours before
delivery)

* Labor or membrane rupture before 37 weeks

* Developing a fever during labor (higher than 100.4F)



The baby's doctor and nurse should be told if the mother has any of the
above risk factors.

 

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