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Important Information regarding COVID-19 - Please read X

Updated 01/06/2022

We wanted to update you about our plans to continue to support you during this unsure time.  We have a link to the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) who give regularly updated guidance for Covid-19 and pregnancy.

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/#pregnancy

The following link also provides with you with information about the Covid Vaccine in pregnancy;

https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2021-02-24-combined-info-sheet-and-decision-aid.pdf

We will no longer be requiring the wearing of masks in our clinics, however if you would like to wear a mask and would also like us to wear a mask just let us know on arrival.

The number of people that can attend the scan is 4 adults including the person being scanned.

On arrival please use the hand sanitiser or bathroom to wash your hands.

At the end of each scan you will not need to wait around and can leave directly from the scanning room which again reduces time with anyone else waiting in reception. The scanning room is then cleaned before the next patient arrives. Our staff are maintaining a stringent hand washing policy to reduce the risk of transmission.

In short we will still take every measure to keep you, your family and our families safe.

Keep well and you know where we are if you need anything.

Lindsay and The Scanning Room team xx

35 to 40 weeks

Group B strep screening

Why have Group B Strep screening?

Group B Streptococcus is the most common cause of life threatening infections in newborn babies in the UK. GBS is a common bacteria that can be found on our bodies which often doesn’t cause any harm. Approximately one in five pregnant women in the UK carries GBS in their vagina or digestive tract, during labour and birth many babies can come into contact with GBS and become colonised by the bacteria.

Most babies are unaffected however a small number can become infected during labour and birth. Rarely, GBS infections can cause serious complications that can become life threatening.

Most GBS infections can be prevented by giving antibiotics intravenously (through a vein) at the start of labour to all women where GBS has been detected during their current pregnancy.

Without prophylactic antibiotics around 1 in 1000 babies in the UK would develop a GBS infection (approx 700 babies a year).

What we do..

The test is performed from 35 weeks gestation (ideally between 35-37 weeks) by taking two swabs, a low vaginal and rectal swab. The swabs are then sent to our designated lab for testing, who are also the designated lab for the Group B Strep support group.

After the test..

We receive the results electronically and contact you by phone with them usually 3-5 working days after the swabs have been taken. You will also receive a hard copy of the report in the post.

The results will come back as positive or negative, if negative no further follow up required and the report can go in your maternity notes. If your result is positive the lab report should be shown and discussed with your midwife or obstetrician and placed within your maternity notes.
UK guidelines recommend that when GBS is isolated in pregnancy intravenous antibiotics should be offered in labour which is highly effective in stopping GBS infections from developing in newborn babies.

Group B Strep Screening 35-40 weeks gestation (optimum time 35-37 weeks) £60

15 minute appointment £60
Results in 3-5 working days
Hard copy of the results in the post

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