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Revised Guidelines Recommend Antibiotics for Women in Preterm Labor to Combat Group B Strep

Revised Guidelines Recommend Antibiotics for Women in Preterm Labor to Combat Group B Strep

A guide published in September 2017 by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recommends that all women who go into labor prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy should be offered intravenous antibiotics to prevent potential transmission of Group B Streptococcal (GBS). GBS is a common type of bacteria that can cause severe injuries to newborns.

According to the UK-based RCOG, in 2015, 22% of all cases of early onset GBS were found in babies born prematurely. The RCOG also notes that the mortality rate due to GBS infection increases to 20-30% for babies born before 37 weeks. “This revised guideline will provide standardized treatment of pregnant women with GBS and reduce the risk of their babies developing the infection,” said Professor Janice Rymer, Vice President of Education for the RCOG.

If you believe your baby suffered a GBS infection during labor or delivery, please contact us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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