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This page lists feature stories (articles of interest to health consumers searching the internet), podcast, video, electronic cards, and a blog related to group B strep.

Web Features

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Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep!
Protect your baby from group B strep. If you're 35-37 weeks pregnant, ask your doctor or nurse about a group B strep test.
(Updated: 07/01/2009 on the CDC's home page)

Pregnant woman holding baby shoes

Protect Your Unborn Baby or Newborn from Infections
If you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy, there are simple steps you can take to protect your unborn baby or newborn from infections that cause serious health problems.
(Updated: 08/19/2010 on the CDC’s homepage)



Podcasts

Doctor with patient and new baby.

Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep
Listen To This Podcast (6:23 minutes)

Learn about group B strep in pregnant women, the serious effects it can have on newborns, how you can find out if you have group B strep bacteria in your body, and what to do to prevent spreading it to your infant.
Date Released: 5/12/2011


Pregnant woman

Ten Tips to Prevent Infections During Pregnancy
Listen To This Podcast (4:07 minutes)

This podcast gives 10 tips for preventing infections during pregnancy.
Date Released: 1/10/2008


Video

CDC Expert Commentary Updated Guidelines for Prevention of Perinatal Group B Strep Disease

Adobe Acrobat print-friendly PDF fileCDC Commentary: Updated Guidelines for Prevention of Perinatal Group B Strep Disease

Overview of key changes in the 2010 Guidelines and opportunities for improvement.
Running Time: 4:55 mins
Date Released: 12/13/2010


Health-e-Cards

eCard about strep b test.

Strep B Test

ecard about strep b prevention

Strep B Prevention

ecard about strep b prevention

Prevent Strep B


Blog

Delivering the 2010 Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease Prevention Guidelines Blog

Delivering the 2010 Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease Prevention Guidelines

Denise Jamieson, CDC medical officer and practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, recounts morning rounds that included a resident’s report on the revised GBS guidelines. Dr. Jamieson asks fellow clinicians, "What are some of your challenges in translating the new guidelines into clinical practice?"
(Published: 01/05/2011 on CDC Safe Healthcare Blog)


Mobile App

Mobile App.

Prevent GBS App Coming soon!
CDC, in collaboration with our guidelines partner organizations, is developing a mobile tool called "Prevent Group B Strep" to provide quick, timely access for obstetric and neonatal providers and deliver specific recommendations for specific patient scenarios. The simple interface delivers, through a series of yes/no questions, recommendations based on programmed algorithms underlying the current guidelines. The free application will be available on CDC's mobile website, optimized for smartphones and PDAs, and as a stand-alone native application for iOS and Android devices.


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