Group B Strep Awareness: Group B Strep International.org · Centers for Disease Control · Donate
Group B Strep International is conducting a survey of mothers worldwide, with and without a baby infected by group B strep (GBS), to help identify gaps in care and communication regarding GBS disease in babies. GBS is a leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in babies worldwide and can harm babies during pregnancy through several months of age.
If you have had a baby infected by GBS or possibly infected by GBS, we are very sorry for your experience, but are grateful that you wish to help. If you are a mother of a baby who did not become infected by GBS, we hope you had a healthy outcome and thank you for taking the time to provide very valuable information to help us understand what may have prevented your baby from becoming infected by group B strep.
For the results of this study to be relevant, we need a large number of mothers whose babies were likely conceived on or after January 1, 2003* to tell us about 1) their most recent pregnancy and birth experience if they did not have a baby infected by GBS or if unsure if GBS harmed their baby, or 2) their baby who was infected by GBS as well as any other babies in the same pregnancy, any subsequent babies who were infected by GBS, and/or the most recent of any previous babies likely conceived on or after January 1, 2003.
Currently pregnant? If you haven’t had a baby infected by GBS or are unsure if GBS harmed your baby, please either tell us about your most recent previous pregnancy and birth experience if likely conceived on or after January 1, 2003 or check back to take this survey once the baby you are currently carrying is at least one month of age. If you’ve had a baby infected by GBS, please go ahead with the survey and start by telling us about your baby who was infected by GBS.
We encourage you to share the link for this survey with other mothers who might be willing to participate.
If you would like to receive the results of this study or be contacted for future studies, please email us at info @ gbs – intl . org.
It takes approximately 22 minutes to complete for each pregnancy experience. The survey can be resumed from the same device if more time is needed. If you would like to help us promote the WAVES study as a tribute to your child, please visit our WAVES Study campaign page. Thank you for your participation!