Group B Strep Test

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by happyfamily123, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. happyfamily123

    happyfamily123 Expecting Baby #3

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    Has anyone had this done? I get this next week and am pretty nervous. I've like my fully clothed doctors appointments haha
     
  2. DolceBella

    DolceBella Mum of 2 Gingers!!

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    I just had mine today. It's just a cotton swab.
     
  3. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    You're in the buff waist down, you put a sheet over you.. they return to the room and swab your vagina and around your bum :) Painless, quick.
     
  4. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    At our hospital we have to do it ourselves:rofl:

    We get the swab, instructions and then go to the toilet complete it and hand it back into pathology.... very odd to do it urself...:blush:
     
  5. happyfamily123

    happyfamily123 Expecting Baby #3

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    So it is just around your bum, not invasive? thats the part Ive been most concerned with haha
     
  6. esther

    esther Mum to Layla born June 09

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    I had my midwife appointment this morning and my next one is for this test she just explained to me that they take a quick swab from the area around the vagina/anus and that's it! She said to me that they just wipe over the area so I'm sure won't be painful.

    x
     
  7. channy3232

    channy3232 Well-Known Member

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    I posted about this a while back too! LOL I was worried about the invasion thing too. I have mine Wednesday.
     
  8. dizzy duck

    dizzy duck Mummy to Oliver

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    Haven't had mine yet but just want to say I hope all goes well, take care :hugs: XX
     
  9. Ravelyn

    Ravelyn Well-Known Member

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    Had mine on Tuesday. Didn't know what to expect either, was thinking it was blood work. Hahaha, joke was on me :>

    It was uncomfortable for me. The cotton q-tip felt like razor blades in my vaginal opening cause I am so tender down there. But it was over in a matter of seconds.
     
  10. LilMama2be

    LilMama2be Mommy to a Princess

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    The thought of a swab around my butt, isn't so pleasant.
     
  11. amelia222

    amelia222 Well-Known Member

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    I had to swab myself too. Was given the swab at my doctor's appointment and told to do the swab at home then take it to the lab at the hospital.

    It's really easy, I was told to just swab around about an inch up my vagina and then go towards the back just on the skin. It only took a few seconds.
     

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