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Ask The Expert: What if I get a group B Strep infection while I'm pregnant?

Q: I'm eight months pregnant – will I get tested for group B Strep before I give birth, and what could happen to my baby if I'm not tested and he/she catches it from me? A: Jane Plumb, chief executive of the charity Group B Strep Support, says: "Testing for group B Strep (GBS) carriage is not routinely offered in the UK, unlike many other developed countries.

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