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What happens when you get group B streptococcus screening during the third trimester of pregnancy?

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When you get group B streptococcus screening, you'll get vaginal and rectal swabs taken at 35 to 37 weeks of pregnancy to check for group B strep bacteria. if you have this form of strep, you'll get antibiotic treatment during delivery to protect the baby from contracting the infection at birth. Or your doctor or midwife may choose not to test for strep but to treat you in labor if certain risk factors develop.

SOURCES:
Cohen & Powderly: Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition, 2004.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Nonstress test."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Contraction Stress Test."
Gabbe: Obstetrics-Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 4th edition, 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 30, 2020

SOURCES:
Cohen & Powderly: Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition, 2004.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Nonstress test."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Contraction Stress Test."
Gabbe: Obstetrics-Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 4th edition, 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 30, 2020

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