Hi guy's even though i have had my little boy i will still be in here for support and advice but the reason for this topic is.
We all get tested with our urine each time we go to the doctors, midwifes etc but sometimes the period of time inbetween can be so long and there is always a risk your bubba could come early.
Today i got a phonecall from my doctor which told me he had the results back from the hospital and i have Group B Streptococcus (GBS) and had to have antibiotics and a drip when i deliver my baby. Then he found out he had been born already but it is ok due to him coming c section and not vaginal birth.
But the reason for this topic is because they did not notice anything and i began to feel really ill like flu and of course thought it was just normal flu. Runny nose, bringing up flem but it had blood in it, dizziness, tiredness, soreness in arm, couldnt wee properlly [baby was on bladder always though] and i just put it down to third trimester and thought nothing of it. They say i was protein 2 but not to worry and sent it off never would have thought it would come back with this.
looking back i dread to think what would have happened if i had delivered normally.
If you at all feel anything like those i said above or are bringing flem up and have blood in it even if it coming up from the back of your throat and it feels a bit sand papery go down and give a sample and ask them to test you as sometimes it can be missed or situations can change and you do not want to go in labour and then find out you have it or so forth!!
even if you think you dont have anything due to not having pain when going for a wee still go down as a lot of them can be symptomless or flu like!
That is scary and a good reminder. I had Group B Strep found in my urine, too. I thought maybe I had a UTI, but most of the time (I think) women can be Group B Strep carriers and not have any symptoms. So everyone should be screened for it anyway, between 35-37 weeks. And if it's found in your urine it means you automatically get treated because it means you have a high concentration of it (according to my doctors).
Here is some more info I found when I learned that I had it:
yeah i never was given the check with my first and it is sad as sometimes they do not even offer. I was not offered but my gp sent it off himself my midwife did not bother or talk to me about it so definately we need to let all ladies know.
Definately get tested or ask your midwife to test for it and check out those links there brilliant.
I was tested positive for Group B. Since my normal doctor will not be the one to deliver the baby (because his contract at that hospital has expired and not being renewed) I will be referred to a different doctor just for the delivery. I have not met him yet. Hopefully sometime next week I will. Anyways... I am going to make darn sure when I go into labor, that is one of the first things I tell the doctor or nurses once I am admitted... that I am positive for Group B. Because I am not going to rely completely on them receiving my medical records in time.
they dont test for it in the UK since the chances of infection of the baby even with a normal vaginal birth are quite low and normaly they will pick up any problems with the baby in time to treat them before it gets serious we have to pay for it to be done privately unless it gets picked up on a swab for something else
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