Group B Strep Support (GBSS) is the UK charity working to stop group B Strep (GBS) infection in babies, We;

  • inform health professionals and individuals how to prevent most GBS infection in newborn babies;
  • offer information and support to families and health professionals affected by GBS;
  • campaign for improvements to UK strategies for preventing GBS infection; and
  • generate continued support for research into better prevention of GBS infection in babies.

Supported by a respected medical advisory panel, GBSS provides free information materials for expectant and new parents affected by group B Strep and their health professionals UK-wide.

Supporter Competition

If you are testing a woman specifically for group B Strep carriage, when is the best time to do this?

  1. Group B Strep carriage comes and goes so often it’s not worth testing for
  2. Once a carrier, always a carrier, so you can take the test any time
  3. Taking a urine sample at booking
  4. In the last 5 weeks of pregnancy (usually 35-37 weeks’ gestation)