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Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy

Posted 16 Jan 2017 by

-- Infections can be a serious threat to pregnant women and their fetuses. To help ward off infections while you're pregnant, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises: Wash your hands frequently, particularly when you've been around children. Stay away from people who are sick. Cook meat thoroughly, and skip foods made from raw milk Talk to your doctor about checking for group B streptococcus, ...

Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy

Posted 8 Feb 2016 by

-- One of the first steps expectant moms should take is to protect a growing fetus from harmful infections, including group B strep. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: Understand the potential risks of group B strep. If passed to your baby during childbirth, complications can be serious, sometimes fatal. Your doctor should test you for group B strep by the time you ...

Antibiotics in Pregnancy May Shield Newborns From Strep B

Posted 5 Jan 2012 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 5 – Giving antibiotics to pregnant women at risk of streptococcus B infection greatly reduces infection rates in newborns, according to a new study. Use of antibiotics to prevent group B strep is common in high-income nations and should also be used in developing countries, at least until a vaccine becomes available, said study author Dr. Karen Edmond, of the London School of ...

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