Last Trimester

GBS Information for ALL Clients

This page is also available in PDF – GBS Information Sheet from the Corpus Christi Birth Center If you wish to read more detailed information about Group B Strep (GBS), we recommend you start with this link: This information is provided as a quick reference that includes the Corpus Christi Birth Center’s recommendations and protocols. How likely are you to become colonized with GBS? “Group B strep lives in the intestines and migrates down to the rectum, vagina, and urinary…

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Preparing for Childbirth

These are some materials we sometimes hand out in childbirth classes. Click on the link to view a PDF file. Using a Birth Ball in Labor – Various Positions Positions for Active Labor – OUT of Bed! Stages of Labor Diagram Chart True Labor vs Pre-Labor Labor Stimulating Ideas The Risks and Benefits of Hospital Procedures Questions to Ask When Faced with a Decision  

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Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Storage Policy for Dried Bloodspots

Once testing for your child is completed, the bloodspot card still has beneficial public health uses—from quality assurance and quality control of the newborn screening tests for these disorders to research that seeks more effective ways to test, treat and hopefully cure serious childhood diseases. For any uses outside of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), identifying information is removed so that researchers, for example, would never be able to connect anything they find from the bloodspot with the…

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