I was pregnant with my second baby and up until a routine test at around 4 months pregnant I had never even heard of Group B Strep before. I had routine doctors appointment where she took a urine sample from me and a week or so later I had the call to inform me I had Group B Strep in pregnancy (Group B Streptococcus). It is estimated that one in four women have Group B Strep in their digestive system and vagina. Usually, this wouldn’t pose a problem but during pregnancy, the bacteria can sometimes be passed to the baby via the amniotic fluid or as the baby passes through the birth canal in labour. Most babies will be unaffected but around 1 in every 2000 cases, they can become infected. Whilst the risks are low, to prevent this from happening if it is detected the mother has Group B Strep she will…