Symptoms of GBS

…during pregnancy?

GBS is asymptomatic, so most women who carry GBS are unaware.  


However GBSI state that some women with GBS can get vaginitis symptoms such as external vaginal burning and/or irritation as well as unusual discharge. These symptoms may be mistaken for a yeast infection and treated incorrectly, if you experience vaginitis symptoms contact your GP as this may be due to GBS colonalization.


See here for GBSI guideliness on POGBS



…once born?

Listen to the cry and read more about the affects of a baby with GBS here


Call your baby’s care provider immediately or take your baby to the emergency room if you notice any of these signs:

  • grunting
  • lethargy
  • irritability
  • poor feeding
  • very high or low heart rate
  • low blood pressure
  • low blood sugar
  • abnormal (high or low) temperature and
  • abnormal (fast or slow) breathing rates with blueness of the skin due to lack of oxygen (cyanosis)
  • Being irritable with high pitched or whimpering cry, or moaning
  • Blank, staring or trance-like expression
  • Floppy, may dislike being handled, be fretful
  • Tense of bulging fontanelle (soft spot on babies’ heads)
  • Turns away from bright light
  • Involuntary stiff body or jerking movements
  • Pale, blotchy skin


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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