Testing for group B strep infection

We laud the efforts of Nathan Strydom's parents (see here) in very effectively raising awareness of the dangers of group B strep infection. Henny de Beer, Senior Partner In the Grove de Beer Midwife Practice operating at Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital spells out how we recommend that all of our clients do this test, at 36 weeks: "It involves taking a swab and costs less than R100. Many times women question the necessity of us then administering antibiotics during pregnancy. Nathan's story serves as a sad example as to why we recommend this intervention."

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