Hi all - I had a vaginal swab done at 7 weeks and was found to have group b strep.. I'm now worried having read up about it, and just looking for some more info/advice..
I've read a lot about how having a c section reduces risk to baby as it doesn't pass through birth canal.. What are your thoughts on this? Any help would be great please xx
I had that with my first pregnancy. Basically as long as you're given antibiotics during labour, it's not a problem. That will stop it being passed on to baby. Being aware that you have it is the biggest issue as it's not standard to test for it everywhere. Don't worry about it x
There's a great thread in Home and Natural Birthing about Group B Strep - it shouldn't stop you from having a normal, vaginal delivery. Just because you have Group B strep now at 7 weeks doesn't mean you will at 37 weeks - it's a transient infection that comes and goes. Here's the thread http://www.babyandbump.com/home-natu...rt-thread.html and try not to worry
I had it with my son and all that needs to be done is you'll be given antibiotics through an iv while you're in labor and the baby will be safe from it. The only thing else I was told is that I had to go the hospital at the first signs of labor so the iv could be started instead of waiting for contractions to get close. My pregnancy was perfectly normal and I had a healthy baby who's now 7.
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