I am 26 and recently gave birth to my second child, a healthy boy, after having a daughter.
I did blood and urine tests, and even though everything else was normal, I learned I was positive for vaginal Group B Streptococcus (GBS). I do not feel any symptoms. My gynecologist didn’t explain what it means, but said only that before or during my next pregnancy, I would have to take antibiotics to prevent danger to myself and the baby.
What is GBS? How common is it? Where does it come from? Can one get rid of it, or is it a chronic condition? What precautions must one take before and during pregnancy, and what are the risks?