group b strep, can anyone give me info please!!!!

Discussion in 'Gestational Complications' started by sarahdeanna, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. sarahdeanna

    sarahdeanna mam of 3, expecting no.4

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    hiya all,iv just found out today that im carrying group b strep and im scared stiff now, i dont really know much about it other than if the baby gets it, it can cause her to be really ill :( im 28 weeks with my 3rd girl and wasnt shown with group b strep until this pregnancy, just wondering if anyone can give me info about it please, TIA xxxx
     
  2. mtnprotracy

    mtnprotracy Well-Known Member

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    As I recall, you and the baby will be given antibiotics at delivery. Screening for it is important because it is treatable if diagnosed. I think the issues come in when you are not diagnosed prior to delivery....everything should be fine :).

    Tracy
     
  3. RaisingMiniMe

    RaisingMiniMe A TINY BIT PREGNANT

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    ok so, I had this with both pregnancys, now worries:) as soon as you go in labor you get antibiotics in your IV you won't even notice <3 promise! And don't read about it on the internet all those "cases" are horrible things that happen only if left undiagnosed.
     
  4. Susanah

    Susanah Mummy to Charlie Jane

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    You are in safe hands now because you KNOW that you have it. The babies that suffer are those from mums who dont know. Its a relatively common thing, about 20-30% women carry it. It can cause problems to baby after delivery sometimes, therefore antibiotics are given IV to the woman in labour or before section.

    I have had it in all my pregnancies and had antibiotics at time of section last time. This will be the plan this time also.

    If you are otherwise having a normal pregnancy, it should have very little impact at all. Please try not to worry.
     
  5. sarahdeanna

    sarahdeanna mam of 3, expecting no.4

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    thanks all for all your comments, i feel alot better now, seeing my midwife tomorrow so i will make sure they all know, thats my main concern is that when im in labour they are aware of it :) thanks agen :) xxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  6. Rees

    Rees Mummy and Pregnant

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    It comes and goes, doesn't always stay in our bodies.

    I was swabbed during labour with my first to see if my waters had started to go and got the results back a few days later and they discovered that I had group B strep. My daughter was fine, showed no signs of any infection etc.. This time around even though I'm a known carrier I won't be tested for it again and I also won't be given the antibiotics in labour as my daughter was unaffected (seems strange to me! They should at least swab me to see! But it also depends on which consultant is on duty when I actually go into labour).

    So you might not have to have the antibiotics, but they'll make sure your little girl is fine and she probably will be :hugs:
     

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