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Old Sep 25th, 2013, 19:38 PM   11
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I wouldn't do it. It can introduce bacteria and cause your waters to leak or rupture.
There are enough horror stories of women who had GBS and sweeps with tragic outcomes that I wouldn't risk it.

A google search for "membrane sweep group b strep" brings up a ton of results and even though the risk is low, it is an unnecessary one and as I've learned during this pregnancy, all the statistics in the world don't matter when you are that 1% or in my case .001%



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2013, 19:56 PM   12
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I wouldn't do it. It can introduce bacteria and cause your waters to leak or rupture.
There are enough horror stories of women who had GBS and sweeps with tragic outcomes that I wouldn't risk it.

A google search for "membrane sweep group b strep" brings up a ton of results and even though the risk is low, it is an unnecessary one and as I've learned during this pregnancy, all the statistics in the world don't matter when you are that 1% or in my case .001%
I did look but didnt see much in the way of experiences. But i understand about those "rare" chances as I was one of them having a 2 nd tri mmc.. for no apparent cause at that .. that is why I am so skeptical



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2013, 20:19 PM   13
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There are a few personal responses that I read, most not good. A few said their doctor wont do them and some saying they did them and were fine.

It's all about your comfort level but if you are having concerns it probably isn't worth the risk.

My doctor wont do them if you are GBS positive.



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2013, 20:56 PM   14
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I was gbs positive with my 2nd and had a sweep at 39weeks and another at 40 weeks. It was my first vbac attempt so maybe sweep outweighed going overdue and induction? My ob also offered a cervical check starting at 37 weeks which i usually declined. I think i would talk more with your dr and if you have any reservations go with your gut



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2013, 21:06 PM   15
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Yes..I have been thinking of declining any further exams also. i really didnt think of it as exposure until reading up more on it. I already have had quite a few of them.. my 36, 37, 38 week exams and have been to L and D twice for cramping and reduced movements and they did exams there. i have an ultrasound tomorrow so was thinking about asking if they can tell cervical changes through that and if she is engaged yet which i dont think she is



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2013, 02:28 AM   16
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I am also group B strep positive and I will be opting out of the suggested sweep tomorrow (@38 weeks), though I will give her a chance to at least discuss it with me rather than just mentioning it and hurrying on to her next appointment. I have read there is potential of the sac being ruptured by the sweep, and since I have strep, I will have to be admitted into hospital asap if that occurs. So no dice for me, least at this stage.



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Old Oct 8th, 2013, 03:13 AM   17
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Im gbs positive amd they doing a sweep on me next Monday if I havnt gone naturally. They havnt mentioned any risks, ill ask tomorrow in my appointment. X



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