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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. 

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. Make sure to 

For more information about Group B Strep and pregnancy, click on this link:
www.groupbstrepinternational.org

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News & Events

Rachel Villaruz, PA-C, joining Women’s Health Center

Rachel received her Physician Assistant training in the Philadelphia area and has been practicing for four years. She believes that knowledge empowers women to live a healthy life, and therefore…

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Say Hello to Sarah Witesman, PA-C!

Our newest Physician's Assistant, Sarah developed a passion for OB/GYN while on her clinical rotations in rural upstate New York. She believes all patients should have control of their own…

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Welcome Crystal Lindahl, WHNP!

Women's Health Center continues to expand our practice to better serve the women in our community!  Crystal Lindahl, a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner has just joined our team.  Previously a…

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