• Diane Brown Diane Brown
    January 29, 2011
    How Do You Get Strep In the Vagina?
    Diane Brown Diane Brown
    January 29, 2011

    Can it be transmitted to a baby during delivery?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    January 29, 2011
    Cort
    Health Guide
    January 29, 2011

    Strep B is a common bacteria found in the intestines, rectum or vagina. It can come and go and it's not sexually transmitted. About 25% of pregnant women carry it in their vagina or rectum, so you are not alone. From what I've read, you'll probably be given a very short course of antibiotics during delivery which will protect your child. Very few children get infected when that happens. Good luck with the pregnancy. 

     

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    • Joann
      February 01, 2011
      Joann
      February 01, 2011

      Hi,

       

      My daughter is 4 and she has had vaginal itch for at lease a week and her Doctor told me she has vaginal strep and I need to know how could she had got that?  She is on antibiotic now but I want to be sure she does not get it again can you tell me how I can prevent this from happening again.

       

      Thanks!

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