Gestational hypertension is high blood pressure in pregnancy. It occurs in about 3 in 50 pregnancies.
|Group B Streptococcus Infection in Newborns
Group B streptococcus (strep) is a type of bacteria. It can be found in the digestive tract, urinary tract, and genital area of adults. About 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS in their rectum or vagina. During pregnancy, the mother can pass the infection to the baby. The fetus can get GBS during pregnancy. Newborns can get it from the mother's genital tract during delivery.