Vitamin K Prophylaxis in the Newborn

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is found in foods we eat and absorbed in the intestines using normal gut flora. Vitamin K is also an important substance that helps with blood clotting. Infants are believed to have low levels of vitamin K due to poor transfer of vitamin K across the placenta, low […]

Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a bacteria that can be found in your intestines or genital tract. It doesn’t affect adults, however if a newborn picks it up in the birth canal it can make them sick.  Approximately two babies in 1,000 will have symptoms of Group B strep infection. The Society of Obstetricians and […]