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How can I protect my baby from group B strep?

The best way to protect your baby from group B strep is to be tested near the end of your pregnancy to see if you are a carrier of the bacteria. If you do carry the bacteria, then being treated with antibiotics during labor significantly reduces the chance of your baby being infected during birth.

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