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Should I take antibiotics for group B strep before labor?

Your baby will not be protected if you take antibiotics for group B strep (GBS) before labor. The bacteria can grow back so fast that taking the medicine before you begin labor does not prevent the bacteria from spreading to your baby during childbirth.

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