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The Globe, GBSI's e-Newsletter
Promoting awareness and prevention of group B strep disease
in babies before birth through early infancy

February 2019 
What's Coming up
February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
sponsored by GBSI on the US National Health Observance Calendar
 
Click HERE for our poster, patient handout and other resources 

Join us at the
Prenatal Infection Prevention Symposium!
February 25-28, 2019

The symposium is all online, no travel necessary!
Registration is complimentary 
CME credit will be available

gbsi.me/PIPS

Presentations include:

  • Dr. Gil Mor – "Infection and Pregnancy: The role of the placenta"
  • Dr. Ilona Tiemens van-Putten – "Introduction of the water method for preservation of the deceased fetus"

The Prenatal Infection Prevention Symposium (PIPS) is a virtual collaboration of health care professionals, researchers, families, and other interested individuals working towards minimizing the burden of miscarriages, stillbirths, preterm births and babies sick at birth due to prenatal infection.

We welcome everyone with an interest in prenatal health.

Did you know?

Up to 24% of stillbirths
 in developed countries
have been attributable to infection.
(1)

Infection may contribute to
nearly half of the stillbirths
in developing countries. (2)
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Complimentary Awareness Materials
 
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If you prefer to download awareness materials straight to your computer, you can do so HERE.

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REFERENCES
1) Infectious causes of stillbirth: a clinical perspective. EM MClure et al. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep; 53(3): 635–645.
2) Stillbirth in Developing Countries: A review of causes, risk factors and prevention strategies. EM McClure, RL Goldenberg. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Mar; 22(3): 183–190.
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