top of page

Should I be tested for Group B Strep in Pregnancy?


Free Pregnancy Mini Course

What is Group B Strep, why is Group B Strep a concern in Pregnancy and should you be tested for Group B Strep?

What is Group B Strep?


Group B strep is a type of bacteria called streptococcal bacteria. It's very common in both men and women and usually lives in the rectum or vagina. It affects 20-40% of women. Group B strep is normally harmless and most people will not realise they have it.


Why is Group B Strep a concern in Pregnancy?


It’s important not to worry if you are told you have Group B Strep in pregnancy for the majority of women, their baby will be born happy.


However, there is a small risk it could spread to your ba