Obstetric Providers

Guidelines Changes Expected in 2019

CDC plans to retire its 2010 GBS guidelines when new GBS guidelines are available from partners. Learn more >>

Key Differences for Obstetric Providers in 2010 Guidelines compared to 2002 Guidelines

  • There are revised algorithms for group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria screening and use of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) for women with threatened preterm delivery, including one algorithm for preterm labor and one for preterm premature rupture of membranes.
  • Recommendations for IAP agents are presented in an algorithm format in an effort to promote use of the most appropriate antibiotic for penicillin-allergic women.
  • A minor change has been made to penicillin dosing for those women not allergic to penicillin.

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