Group B Streptococcus


Clinical Practice Guideline No. 19: Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Management of Group B Streptococcus 

A review of the research literature on the management of GBS during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods.

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Clinical Practice Guideline Summary: Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Management of Group B Streptococcus 

This CPG summary offers convenient access to some of the most essential content of the full CPG. For a complete analysis and citations, refer to the full guideline above. 


GBS Resource for Midwives app

Get easy access to content from AOM GBS guidelines on the go. Available on the App Store and Google Play.



Client resources

Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy: What do I need to know? A resource for clients that explains the research on GBS, explores decisions that clients will make about GBS and how they will affect their pregnancy and their baby. 

Normal newborn behaviour This handout helps clients figure out what is normal and what to do if signs arise that may indicate illness. 

These resources are also available in French, Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.


Sample protocol(s), submitted by midwifery practices, are available on Group B Streptococcus for practices to download and adapt. Be sure to tailor the template to reflect current evidence, best practices and practice group/community specific info before use.