Category Archives: Health & Wellbeing

Group B Streptococcus testing at Miracle in Progress

What is Group B Streptococcus (GBS)?

Group B Streptococcus is the commonest cause of bacterial infection in newborn babies in the UK.

Most pregnant women who carry group B streptococcus (GBS) bacteria have healthy babies. However, there’s a small risk that GBS can pass to the baby during childbirth.

Did you know, up to nine out of ten pregnant women have ‘never heard’ about Group B Strep bacteria?

If a baby develops a GBS infection, it has more likely been exposed to GBS in the womb  – this can only happen during labour, birth, or after birth. Approximately 25% of women of childbearing age carry GBS in the vaginal-rectal area at any one time. Many thousands of babies are exposed to GBS with no ill effects – it isn’t clear why some babies are susceptible to the bacteria and develop an infection.

Sometimes GBS infection in newborn babies can cause serious complications that can be life-threatening, but this is not common. Group B Strep is usually preventable with antibiotic treatment for the mother during labour.

Miracle in Progress offers group B streptococcus testing to all pregnant women between 35-37 weeks of pregnancy

Group B Strep Testing – £45

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Placenta encapsulation service now available at Miracle in Progress

Happy parents, pregancy


Placenta encapsulation is a service we promote to further nourish and boost your emotional and physical wellbeing. Here at Miracle in Progress, we thrive on providing individualised care to all clients, promoting the health and happiness of their family throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Not only do our midwives offer private midwifery care, sonography services and antenatal classes, we also like to provide options to strengthen your wellbeing in the early days as a new mum.

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Anecdotal, traditional and scientific evidence supports the consumption of the placenta as a supplement following birth.

Reports of increased energy, reduced bleeding, involution of the uterus, improved milk supply and reduction in the likelihood of postnatal depression, all sounds too good to be true.

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We ask our perspective clients to fully appreciate the delicate and precious process involved in encapsulation and are always on hand to answer any queries you may have.

Capsules are £200

For more information please telephone our midwives on 01509 508222 or 01159 441122