Unfortunately, expectant mothers can pass on a deadly bacterium to their newborns during delivery. This bacterium, Group B Streptococcus, is present in the mother’s vagina and is passed to the newborn.
Group B Streptococcus can cause:
- stillborn birth
- death soon after birth
Newborns that survive can have:
- mental retardation
- cerebral palsy
Many expectant mothers are unaware they carry the disease. In an effort to inform mothers, a recent article on HealthDay.com, Protecting Newborns From a Dangerous Threat, reporter Dennis Thompson gives a wealth of information on how mothers can protect their newborns.
Protection is a simple process: be tested and take the prescribed antibiotic. Please click here for the article and to gain further knowledge on how to protect yourself and your unborn child.
This article is for informational purposes only. This is not medical advice and should not be used as such. Please consult your Doctor.
This is an original The Parent Spot post.