I think it's pretty common, nothing to stress about. They'll likely push some antibiotics during the last stage of your labor to help your little one avoid any infections. It's nothing ou can detect or avoid, so don't feel bad.
They dont even routinely test for it here in the UK unless your waters break without contractions, etc.
They checked mine after my waters broke at 6.30am. I didnt go into later until late afternoon. The twit of a MW didnt get the results so i didnt get the IV antibiotics during labour which meant a week long stay of IVs for us both
Best to know now!
EDIT: it is a normal bacteria that many many women have! They are just concerned about contraction through the birth canal.
They should swab you again for gbs at 36 weeks. You can be positive And negative during the same pregnancy. Nothing to worry about really. It's normal and depending on how long your water is broken will friend on if they give you any antibiotics. If it is broken right at delivery none needed, if hours before you might get a dose or more of antibiotics to protect the baby.
If you are in the UK they wont swab again, they will just take it you are GBS+ve...nothing to worry about, it's a normal flora but you will get antibiotics in labour to protect the baby.
GBS results don't come back quick so if you were swabbed in labour or when your waters went, you wouldn't have the chance for antibiotics (not the MW's fault). Its a good thing you've found out with plenty of time
Thnk you all for the response I really appreciate it, I defiantly don't feel as worried, this is my third pregnancy but is the first time I even hear about this maybe because I always tested negative on my other two.
Here they just put you on antibiotics while in labor and give baby antibiotics after he/she's born... the rate of babies who actually contract GBS is very, very, very low. I had it with my first and was scared silly. Haven't been tested just yet this time around but now I know not to worry.
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