Not sure if this is the right section to post this in... Couldn't think of anywhere more appropriate? When we had my first daughter, she was very ill with Staphylococcus Aureus (an infection) in her blood... She caught it when she was inside me, and I know from swabs etc that I carry it (the bacteria harmlessly (harmless to me, anyway!) colonises in my girly bits...).
Will they do anything when I get pregnant to prevent this from happening again??
I don't think that I could go through the whole special care experience again... It's almost offputting from TTC because the idea of having another baby as ill as Anna was is so scary...
Probably the wisest move isn't it? I'm also concerned that he might judge me for TTC because of my age... I know silly isn't it?
It shouldn't matter, I know... but I'm also worried that when I get pregnant people will just think I'm the silly bint who had two accidental pregnancies within 2 years (they won't stop to think maybe this one was planned)...
I have all these concerns - I know hubby and I both really want another child, and that's all that should matter.. but I have all these 'superficial' worries and they are sort of spoiling my experience of making my family!!
I'll probably feel better tomorrow - I'm (INCREDIBLY) hormonal at the moment... But the staph worry is very real and warrented so I guess I should make an appointment at the doctors... It's most likely the only way I will ever relax and enjoy my pregnancy when it does happen
I agree it's no ones place to judge u, but I know it happens. I worry sometimes too. Did Anna have the infection during the whole pregnancy or only catch it when u went into labor? If it was during labor maybe u could think about having a c section to avoid exposure to it? Or perhaps there are antibiotics that can be given like with group b strep?
I know how you feel. I get looks constantly from people, but in reality it's nobodys business to judge!
I can only empathize with how difficult it would be to have one of your babies needing special care, I agree with luckyme there should be things you could do to prevent this from happening again?
Thanks everyone... Feeling a little better now, Don't know what I'd do without you! ...although I'm still very worried about the staph thing, so going to make an appointment with the doctos asap.
Originally Posted by BurtonBaby
Did Anna have the infection during the whole pregnancy or only catch it when u went into labor? If it was during labor maybe u could think about having a c section to avoid exposure to it? Or perhaps there are antibiotics that can be given like with group b strep?
We can't be certain but the doctors said she most likely caught inside me (during the pregnancy) because of how ill she was when she arrived (stunted growth from 34 weeks, not breathing, very serious infection etc) so I don't think that antibiotics during labour would help? Argh I must surely be able to have another baby without making it ill??
Nothing really to do but go to the doctors I guess!
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