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July is International Group B Strep (GBS) Awareness Month!

From ultrasounds to glucose testing, your OB GYN has many tools to check on your health during pregnancy. As you get close to your due date, he or she will likely screen you for group B strep (GBS). While you may have never heard of it, GBS is a common type of bacteria. GBS isn’t usually harmful to you before pregnancy, but you can pass it to your baby during delivery. That’s why doctors recommend testing for every pregnant woman. Because GBS is so common, you may have this type of bacteria in your body and not know it. It’s found in your intestines, urinary tract, and genital area.

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Why you should choose a board-certified OB GYN

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) offers board certification in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in five subspecialties. Board certification is a voluntary pursuit. Physicians are only required to secure a medical license to practice medicine in any given state. Physicians who choose to pursue certification are enhancing their medical knowledge beyond that required of state licensure.

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Verify your OB GYN's board certification


Verify if your OB GYN is board certified by ABOG by using our online verification tool.

Learn more about the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is a non-profit organization that board certifies obstetricians and gynecologists (OB GYNs) and offers continuing certification to OB GYNs in the United States and Canada.


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