One way to decrease the chance of group B strep infection (GBS+) during pregnancy is to build up your birth canal with good bacteria that naturally discourage excess GBS overgrowth. The best way to do this is to eat foods that do not ‘feed’ the bacteria and naturally prevent them from growing too large in numbers.
Group B strep (GBS) is a transient pathogenic bacterium sporadically present in the gastrointestinal tract and reproductive system. Typically, these microscopic life forms do not cause any harm, yet have the potential to present problems for pregnant women and their growing babies.
If you test positive for GBS infection it may mean you are a group B strep carrier rather than a definitive indication that your baby will become ill. Often, it is the babies that are born to moms with large amounts of GBS who are at the greatest risk of becoming infected.