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July is Group B Strep Awareness Month

July is Group B Strep Awareness Month

Group B Strep is a bacterial infection naturally found in the digestive and reproductive tracts of both men and women. It is the leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in newborns. About 1 in 4 pregnant women test positive for GBS and has the possibility of passing GBS to her baby before or during delivery.  While not all babies whose moms have GBS will be affected, it can cause babies to be miscarried, born prematurely, become quite ill or have lifelong handicaps. 

At Women’s Health Center, a routine part of testing during pregnancy includes Step B testing during a patient’s initial OB lab panel. Patients are also screened during the 36th week of pregnancy.  If a woman is found to be positive, steps can be taken during labor to prevent GBS from being passed on to her baby.

For more information about Group B Strep and pregnancy, click on this link:

https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Group-B-Strep-and-Pregnancy

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Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, PC

1075 SW Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone: 541-479-8363 Fax: 541-476-2841

News & Events

Incontinence is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Do you leak a little when you laugh or sneeze? You’re not alone. Over 25 million people have some degree of bladder leakage or incontinence in the U.S. every day.…

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COMING ATTRACTIONS – Our New Providers!

Women's Health Center is expanding our practice to better service the women in our community.  We are excited to introduce two new providers who will be joining us this summer. …

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Community Baby Shower – April 25-29!

All are welcome to attend the virtual Community Baby Shower from the comfort of your own home!  Featuring live streaming education for moms and dads and prizes!  

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