UItrasound, which creates pictures of the internal organs from sound waves,this can be found in every maior hospital and in many doctors'offices.

'l'his technology is useful for the general health care of women. It is especially valuable during pregnancy and childbirth. This pamphlet explains ultrasound and discusses the many ways it is used.

Streptococcus and Pregnancy

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that can be found in up to 40Yo of pregnant women. A woman with GBS can pass it on to her fetus when she is pregnant or to her baby during delivery or after birth. Most babies who get GBS from their mothers do not have any problems. A few, though, will become sick. This can cause maior health problems or even threaten their lives.

This pamphlet discusses the ways to help prevent GBS infection in newborns, Your doctor can advise you on the best approach.

Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy has many causes. Some are serious and some are not. Some causes result in bleeding early in pregnancy. Others result in bleeding later. Slight bleeding often stops on its own. Sometimes, though, bleeding may pose a risk to you or your fetus. You should call your doctor or seek medical advice if bleeding occurs.

This pamphlet tells you about:

The causes of bleeding Signs of problems

What can be done