The Faith Cause: Because we don't want our loss to become another's

Offical GBS website

Are you Pregnant?



Speak to your midwife about being tested for GBS around 35 - 37 weeks using the

ECM test. 


Visit for more information on testing



Sign our petition


Please sign our

petition today

Donate today!

Donate to GBSS based in the UK

Donate to GBS International based

in the USA


Contact us today!



The Faith Cause has been organised by Kim Poulton, mother of 

Faith Hannah Poulton born sleeping on 23rd October 2015,full term plus 9 days.


The Faith Cause has been set up because we don't want our loss to become another's.


Our Mission


  • To raise awareness of the possible risks of group B Strep in pregnancy.  

  • To promote sensitive testing for Group B Strep carriage, currently the ECM test at around 35-37 weeks of pregnancy.

Other countries which offer senstitive testing for GBS carriage during pregnancy include Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan and the USA.


Until the NHS provide routine testing for GBS we would enourage all expectant mothers to be tested privately and if found to be colonised, offered antibiotics in labour. tells you where you can get the ECM test

Print | Sitemap
The Faith Cause is not able to offer advice, only provide information. If you need medical advice, please seek this from your health care providers. However, we hope the information provided on this website is useful to you. © Kim Poulton