A large amount of the population are carriers of group b strep. In rare cases it can pass to the baby during delivery, and in rarer still cases it can be very dangerous to the baby. What will probably happen is that you will be given IV antibiotics during delivery to prevent the bacteria being transferred.
I had it with my 2nd baby, i had to have the antibiotics during labour, everything was fine. it was just a pain cos you have to be hooked up to a drip and they wanted to test the baby afterwards and keep an eye on her so we had to stay in for a couple of days, but obviously the main thing is that baby is ok x
I had this with my 2 daughters, i didn't get enough antibiotics with the 1st but they gave her antibiotics shortly after birth and she was fine and still is, with my 2nd i got enough antibiotics and we were aloud home the next day, I am having the test on tuesday to see if i have it again, good luck x
oh I'm having that done on Monday and I couldn't remember what it was called or for. Thanks for this post. I must have had this test with my son 11 years ago and I didn't have an IV so we'll see this time.
They do a vaginal and anal swab. My dr told me that I would only receive an injection during delivery through my IV but not a drip It may be different in other areas. He reassured me that if I did in fact test positive that it was a normal procedure and not to worry!
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