Group B Strep: Why don't we test for it?
If you’re pregnant or know someone who is then pay close attention. As the number of babies born with the potentially fatal group B Strep rises, Dr Chris wants to raise the profile of the killer that claims the life of a newborn baby each week, especially as Britain remains one of the few developed countries not to routinely test mothers.
Yesterday, bereaved parents Fiona Paddon and Scott Bramley delivered a Change.org petition of over 250,000 signatures to the Department of Health asking for the testing of the treatable condition to be routinely and freely available for all pregnant women in the UK. Fiona joins us today alongside Dr Chris, to tell us about losing her baby boy at just nine days old.