Thank you for joining us for our Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Campaign! We need your help to promote awareness that group B strep (GBS) can infect babies not only once born, but also before birth. Currently, most medical literature only acknowledges two types of GBS disease: early-onset (birth through the first week of life) and late-onset (after the first week of life to several months of age). However, pregnancy is also a distinct time when babies are susceptible to group B strep.
Our goal is for prenatal-onset group B strep disease to be widely recognized in order to promote research for its prevention and to #starttheGBSconversation to inform pregnant women worldwide about knowledge-based strategies to help protect their unborn babies from being miscarried, stillborn, born too soon, or born already sick due to group B strep.
GBS causes an estimated 57,000 possibly even up to 314,600 unborn babies
to die in their mother's womb or be born already infected each year as well as
potentially causing 3,500,000 babies to be born too soon!
Here's what we're doing:
Here's how you can help:
We are grateful for your support!
#AsAGroupBTheChange #starttheGBSconversation #POGBSDrecognition