This learning module discusses the dangers that group B streptococcus (GBS), a normally benign gram-positive bacterium, can pose during birth.
Current intrapartum care recommendations, including the use of antibiotics to counter overwhelming sepsis, are highlighted, as are the issues faced by childbearing families and their healthcare providers when a baby may be exposed to GBS colonisation during vaginal delivery.
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