Group B Strep Infection | Treatment

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If I'm infected, what can I do?

Your doctor may have you take antibiotic pills during pregnancy until you give birth. Then, when you're in labor, you can also take antibiotics intravenously (through an IV) to kill the germs. If you take antibiotics while you're in labor, the chances are very good that your baby won't get this infection.

What if my baby has group B strep?

If your baby gets group B strep, he or she will be treated with IV antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Your baby will stay in the hospital until your doctor is sure your baby is better.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 09/00

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