Group B Streptococcal Disease, Neonatal (Group B strep)
Neonatal group B streptococcal disease is caused by the bacteria group B streptococcus (also known as Streptococcus agalactiae). It can sometimes be found in the genital tract of healthy woman and can be passed to the baby during childbirth. It can cause sepsis (blood poisoning), pneumonia and sometimes meningitis in newborn infants.
PHO Grand Rounds: Nutrition and exercise interventions during pregnancy: Understanding the effect of weight fluctuations before pregnancy and excessive gestational weight gain
Providing women with a nutrition and exercise program during pregnancy may prevent excessive gestational weight gain (EGWG) and promote positive health outcomes for both mom and baby.