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Old Jul 5th, 2016, 16:59 PM   1
lilmisscaviar
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I was just diagnosed with Group B strep and was told I will have to have IV antibiotics during labor. After having two quick deliveries in the past lasting less than four hours, I'm worried that one dose of antibiotics won't be enough if I have another quick labor this time. Also after three miscarriages I'm incredibly worried that something will happen to the baby during delivery. Anyone else out there test positive for GBS?



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2016, 22:23 PM   2
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I think hanging the antibiotics during delivery is pretty standard. But I would ask my OB about other options.



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2016, 09:48 AM   3
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I was just told I am.
But my last labour was induction that lasted two days
And possibly need c section this time.
Midwife just sais they don't treat before cos it cam come back
But they give antibiotic during labour.
If ur labour was too fast,they could prob give bub antibiotic after
But I'm just guessing xx
Maybe they might give u antibiotic before hand since subsequent labours r usually faster xx



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2016, 08:21 AM   4
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I was strep + in first pregnancy. I was induced and gave birth within 4 hours. 1 hour established so they didn't have time to give me antibiotics. They kept us in for three days while poor bubs was monitored and given the antibiotics and had his blood cultured. All was fine. So if they don't get time that's what happens. This time I will get tested privately as they don't routinely test and I will make sure I have it ASAP as I'm likely to labour quicker next time. X



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2016, 08:17 AM   5
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i was gbs+ for all three pregnancies.

the first was induction so plenty time for iv antibiotics, baby was taken to scbu to be monitored after birth due to that and them cutting his head open during delivery.

2nd was a planned section so he was fine.

3rd i had only just had my test a few days before he arrived as he came at 36+5 (test at 36). my waters broke at 2:30am and then nothing else happened, i was given a section at 11am. he came out with issues (blotchy skin, blue around the mouth, grunting while breathing) and had to be taken to NICU. A few hours later my swab results were ready and they were positive. he had to have 72 hours of iv antibiotics.

as long as they can get one dose into you it should be ok but youll probably be kept in for them to monitor bub for a day or two afterwards. x



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2016, 08:34 AM   6
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Yes. Twice. Never had antibiotics. No issues



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2016, 08:35 AM   7
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I have short labours and so baby usually gets the antibiotics at birth too



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2016, 15:34 PM   8
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There are a number of things you can try that are natural ways to get rid of strep b. Then you can have a private test (by post for 30) at 36 weeks and if it does turn out to be negative, that's you safe until 42 weeks. From memory, I think salt baths and taking probiotics are both meant to help eliminate strep b. Make sure to check that any natural remedies are safe for pregnancy before you try them though!



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Old Jul 19th, 2016, 07:06 AM   9
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The midwfe who told me I was pos
Said they don't swab again because its transient
She said tests r unreliable, u could test pos one day
And neg the next, and vice versa
She said if test pos at all.
They give antibiotics at birth.



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 14:05 PM   10
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I went to my appointment and because I was positive in previous pregnancy I'm being treated at positive this time so ill still get antibiotics. I'm happy about that.



 
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