Tag: GBS

Updated UK GBS guideline

Sara Wickham looks at the updated UK GBS guideline and what it means for women and their decision making during pregnancy and birth.

Who safeguards mothers?

Who safeguards mothers, asks Sara Wickham. Especially those who want to decline treatment for things like GBS and are treated badly as a consequence.

The problems with GBS screening

What are the harms of GBS screening? And why is it hard to measure them? “In my view there are two main issues that hamper the assessment of harms and benefits of antenatal GBS screening. The first is the artefact…

Questioning screening: food for thought

Are you aware that the vast majority of the things that midwives do during antenatal and postnatal checks and when looking after women in labour are actually screening tests?  No matter whether we are checking a woman’s blood pressure, urine…