Tag: prenatal tests

What you need to know about group B strep and pregnancy

What you need to know about group B strep and pregnancy

During your last trimester of pregnancy, you get a test for group B strep (also called GBS). GBS is a common type of bacteria that can cause infecti ...
Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only occurs in pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develop hig ...
Is it a boy or a girl?

Is it a boy or a girl?

Finding out the sex of your baby is such an exciting part of pregnancy. While some people choose to be surprised at the time of delivery, many couples ...
Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

If you are pregnant, you know that every visit to your prenatal care provider involves a number of tests. At each prenatal checkup, your provider chec ...

Group B strep infection

Between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy your prenatal care provider will test you for Group B strep. Group B streptococcus (also called Group B strep or ...