Ok so i just got back from my 36 week appointment and now im not sure what to think. I just got told i have group b strep and i kinda feel emberrased by this and dont know what to think. I dont know how i could have gotten it. im very clean and all. Has anyone else had group b strep during prengnacy. Am i overreacting? or is it a big deal. i was told ill have to be put on iv antibiotics when i go into labour. I really hope i dont end up giving it to my little girl. Ill feel so bad. sorry for ranting. i just feel so confused by all this. Is it common? oh boy. now im overwhelmed. Good news is baby is fully engaged im 1cm dilated and 75% effaced.
It is quite common, my sister had it in her 1st pregnancy but not 2nd, i wouldnt be embarrassed, its not what people think it is and i think its such a shame theres not routine checks for every pregnant women so to make sure the babies dont get it. im sure ur baby will be fine as they already know you have it, it just means you both will need anti-biotics and bein hospital for 2-4 days, hope everythign goes ok but please dont worry
Nothing to be embarrassed about lovie It's just a bacteria, it's not like an STD so you really have nothing at all to be embarrassed about. It can live in the intestine, vagina and rectum and can appear and disappear at random times. WHen not pregnant it is completely harmless, the harm occurs IF it passes onto your baby during delivery. THe website someone else posted is fantastic and will answer all of your questions
I had it with DD#2, was found on a swab. Yet to find out if I have it this time around. I didn't have time to have antibiotics and my daughter was perfect and we were allowed home the same day I gave birth to her so try your best not to freak out thinking that your baby WILL get poorly or that you'll be stuck in hospital for days. The good thing is, is that they have found it so now know to treat you and what to keep an eye out for. You will both be grand
dont feel embarrased - its very common - its just a sore throat bug and is present in a lot of people - one reason why NHS do not routinely test.
Not meaning to be rude or mean but this simply isn't true. I wouldn't want someone to search about GBS and get wrong information. Strep throat is something different. I personally believe that every pregnant woman should be tested for GBS as on the occasions that the baby does catch it, it can be devestating. It's easily treated when it is known about and can decrease the chances of possible complications greatly.
Again really not meaning to be a smart arse at all, just something I'm passionate about
It's just a bacteria some women have on their skin at some times and not at others. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. I'm clean too and I have it. It does suck though, here in the states it means at least two days in the hospital to make sure the baby doesn't get sick.
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