Group Beta Strep (GBS)
The most talked about infection of pregnancy. Can it be prevented?
GBS is a bug that a lot of people have all over including the vagina and rectum. It might stick around a while, it might not! IF GBS sticks around for your labour and delivery, then it can cause your newborn to get sick.
Of course I jumped at the opportunity to speak about women’s health when the inimitable Young Women’s Council asked if I would be interested in participating in their inaugural virtual Wellness Week in support or the BC Women’s Health Foundation.
PAP Smears do not have to be painful awkward chores that you need to do every 2-3 years. At Mint, we believe they can be comfortable and educational experiences where you can learn more about your body while screening for cervical cancer and its risk factors. You should feel empowered and supported in understanding why you are having this screening done. We don’t just want you to feel like a postcard reminder.