A big GBS thank you!

It’s now six months since we published the updated version of Group B Strep Explained, and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported it and helped get the word out!

There was a real need to update this book, because some big changes have been made to the UK guideline since I wrote the original version. This means that different groups of women are being offered antibiotics in labour. Some important and new evidence has also emerged from research, so it was vital that I rewrote it, both for the parents who want to make informed decisions about this and to birth workers who want to update their own knowledge. These days, it’s so difficult to stay on top of the mountain of evidence that grows every week, and my goal is to be able to help others do just that.

A book like this doesn’t only need the people who are named in it, or who helped on its journey to publication.

I also want to thank anyone who has bought the book and (even better) recommended that others buy it too.

Thank you to those of you who have reviewed it – that really helps!

Thanks to those who have shared my posts about it to help it get around the web.

I’m also really appreciative to the lovely people who have taken photos of yourselves reading it and then tagged me so I can share them (and please DO keep sending those, they are a source of huge pleasure to me!)

In this updated second edition of her popular book, Dr Sara Wickham discusses the different perspectives on GBS, the screening and prevention options that are available, the wider issues relating to this area, the alternative paths that some people take, the answers to parents’ most frequently asked questions and more.

In the past six months, it has been wonderful to connect with you, to read your thoughts and reviews. Thank you for joining me on this journey to help get up-to-date information out there so that women and families can make the decisions that are right for them.


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