GBS and urinary tract infection during pregnancy

Verified by

Sara Dellner

Midwife

You may also be interested in

  • 8 tips for getting into labour

    In the final stages of pregnancy, it can feel like time is moving at a snail's pace and the longing for baby is immense. So it's perhaps not surprising that there are a plethora of housewife tricks to get you into labour (even though...
  • 7 sure signs that birth is near

    The third trimester is tough in many ways, not least when it comes to patience. The uncertainty of when you will meet the little guy is very challenging! The truth is that we don't know why childbirth starts or exactly when,...
  • Getting your child to sleep in their own bed

    How do you get your baby to fall asleep, not wake up at night and when is it time for your baby to sleep in their own bed? Baby Journey tells you how to get your baby to sleep in their own bed! There are different...
  • Guide: how to take out pregnancy insurance

    Sponsored by Länsförsäkringar Taking out pregnancy insurance is something all pregnant women should do! And preferably as early as possible in the pregnancy as it must be taken out in order to be entitled to compensation if something unpredictable happens. Insurance can...
  • Sex life after childbirth

    Many pregnant women wonder when it is okay to have sex after giving birth. For some, it happens quickly and for others it takes longer. Having a baby is a big adjustment, and it is not at all uncommon for...
  • Exercising after childbirth: trimester four

    When you decide to start exercising after giving birth is entirely up to you. Recovery after pregnancy and childbirth is highly individual! Before you take the step to start activating your body again, it can be good to define what is meant...
  • Everything you need to know about buckwheat

    Are you ready to give birth? A bucket sweep is a way to help your body speed up the start of your labor - in a completely natural way! Is it really possible, you might ask? It is, but you will need to...
  • What is pelvic pain? - All about pelvic pain

    Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common occurrence. When healthcare professionals talk about pelvic pain, they refer to it as pelvic pain or pelvic floor pain. So, what does laminitis feel like? When you're pregnant, your body's joints become more mobile, which is...
  • Pelvic floor exercise for pregnant women - Good exercises

    Have you experienced pelvic pain during your pregnancy? Pelvic pain is common but can be very painful and prevent you from living a normal life. However, there are exercises and pelvic floor exercises that can help relieve your pelvic pain during pregnancy...
  • High blood pressure = Hypertension

    During pregnancy, there is a risk of high blood pressure and organ damage, known as pre-eclampsia. In this article, we review and describe what preeclampsia is. High blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy occurs in Sweden in about eight...

    GBS and urinary tract infection during pregnancy

    Verified by

    Sara Dellner

    Midwife

    GBS is common during pregnancy. GBS stands for Group B Streptococcus and is a bacterium that many people have in their gut. It can spread to the genitals and cause a urinary tract infection. You can read more about GBS in this article.

    GBS stands for group B streptococci is a group of bacteria commonly found in the human gut/abdomen. The bacteria can therefore be transmitted during, for example, sexual intercourse. Approximately 30% of all pregnant women carry GBS, at least intermittently, during pregnancy. Sometimes the bacteria can lead to a urinary tract infection, which is why maternal health care providers culture generously when symptoms occur (such as contractions, urgency, burning with urination).

    GBS infection in a pregnant woman does not necessarily mean that the baby is infected during pregnancy or delivery. Transmission to the baby can occur, usually during childbirth, where the newborn baby can carry the bacteria in its lungs. If the child falls ill with a GBS-related infection, it usually occurs during the first week of life. If the child falls ill later, the route of infection is less clear. Babies born prematurely have a less developed immune system and are therefore less protected in case of infection. There is also an increased risk of transmitting GBS from you as a pregnant woman to your baby.

    Can GBS be transmitted to the baby during pregnancy?

    Approximately 70% of all babies born where the mother has GBS become colonized with GBS. Antibiotics can be used to prevent infection in the baby and are given to a woman who has risk factors during delivery. This is because giving the mother antibiotics during delivery significantly reduces the risk of infection in the baby.

    It is rare for newborn babies to have a serious GBS infection (about 1-2/1000) and special checks are always carried out on the newborn baby in the maternity ward if the mother had GBS during pregnancy.

    Source: 1177.se

    Here you can find out how to easily take out pregnancy insurance.

    You may also be interested in

    • 8 tips for getting into labour

      In the final stages of pregnancy, time can feel like it's moving at a snail's pace and the longing for baby is immense. So it's perhaps not surprising that there are a plethora of housewife tricks to ...
    • 7 sure signs that birth is near

      The third trimester is tough in many ways, not least when it comes to patience. The uncertainty of when to meet the little guy is very challenging! The truth is that we don't know why a ...
    • Getting your child to sleep in their own bed

      How do you get your baby to fall asleep, not wake up at night and when is it time for your baby to sleep in their own bed? Baby Journey tells you how to get your baby to sleep in their own bed! There are different...
    • Guide: how to take out pregnancy insurance

      Sponsored by Länsförsäkringar Taking out pregnancy insurance is something all pregnant women should do! And preferably as early as possible in the pregnancy, as it must be taken out in order to be entitled to compensation....
    • Sex life after childbirth

      Many pregnant women wonder when it is okay to have sex after giving birth. For some, it happens quickly and for others it takes longer. Having a baby is a big adjustment, and it's not at all uncommon for...
    • Exercising after childbirth: trimester four

      When you decide to start exercising after giving birth is entirely up to you. Recovery after pregnancy and childbirth is highly individual! Before you take the step to start activating your body again, ...
    • Everything you need to know about buckwheat

      Are you ready to give birth? A bucket sweep is a way to help your body speed up the start of your labor - in a completely natural way! Is it really possible, you might ask? It ...
    • What is pelvic pain? - All about pelvic pain

      Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common occurrence. When healthcare professionals talk about pelvic pain, they refer to it as pelvic pain or pelvic floor pain. So, what does it feel like? Well...
    • Pelvic floor exercise for pregnant women - Good exercises

      Have you experienced pelvic pain during your pregnancy? Pelvic pain is common but can be very painful and prevent you from living a normal life. However, there are exercises and pelvic...
    • High blood pressure = Hypertension

      During pregnancy, there is a risk of high blood pressure and organ damage, known as pre-eclampsia. In this article, we review and describe what pre-eclampsia...
      baby-journey app

      Artillerigatan 16

      114 52 Stockholm

      Baby Journey

      Terms

      Download our app!

      download in the appstore

      Copyright © Baby Journey

      Copyright © Baby Journey

      Mobile footer