Group B Strep positive and freaking out!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t have any advice other than to trust in your doctor, because it sounds like he’s dealt with it many times and seems confident, hence the “no worry” type of attitude.

Good luck with everything! 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  You can always call into the office and voice your concerns with the nurse, who will give her own advice, plus leave a message for the doctor to either call you back or give you some answers via another phone call from the nurse.

I wouldn’t stress out about it until the next appt if it’s something that really bothers you, get the answers now so you can worry about other things!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  i am a clinical biochemist student (I am learning to do the labwork at hospitals), and I can tell why you are worried, it is normal. I am sure your doctor knows what he is saying. Almost every infection in the world have the potential to become dangerous if not treated properly, but you are been taken care of so don’t worry. 

Don’t stress yourself, that could be worst for your body ergo, your baby. 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I aso agree with PP, make your worries known to your doctor. He then can explain you everything. 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  they don’t tell you it can cause sepsis and what not, as thats only true if its not caught and treated. As i understand it, if they know you have it so they can treat with antibiotics etc these arent really a risk anymore…hence the fact they test and the  ‘no big deal’ attitude

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  I have never been pregnant but my best friend had GBS and quick labors.  If you have a normal labor they typically give you IV antibiotics during your labor and it takes care of it.  But hers went to quick so they couldnt give the full dose.  Both of her babies are healthy and beautiful – they just had to stay in the hospital a day longer to get the antibiotics for themselves.  Don’t worry and trust your doctor 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my niece’s mom has been strep positive for her last three pregnancies. she just goes straight in when labor starts, and gets the IV meds. all is well, babies are fine. they get the antibiotics after birth, and everyone is fine.

it’s really pretty common. the horror stories come from when it’s not treated properly. just make sure that your hubby knows that you’re strep+ (or put something in your wallet that says you are), just in case of an emergency and you are unable to tell the doctors yourself.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  

 

Think of it this way, people don’t usually post on google questionnaire sites when things are good…they usually ask questions or tell horror stories because they want answers…so of COURSE you’d only see the bad!

You’ll be fine! 🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  Don’t stress 🙂  I tested GBS+ as well.  It is overwhelmingly likely that you will make it to the hospital or birthing center in PLENTY of time to get antibiotics.

I woke up at 3:30am with contractions, hung out at home until about 8am, got the hospital around 8:30, had my antibiotics then they put a saline lock on my IV so I could still move around, labor in the tub, take a shower, etc… and didn’t have the baby til 2:34 in the afternoon.

That was fast progression for a first baby too, and I had oodles of time.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know it sounds scary, but I am a NICU nurse and almost 75% of our moms test positive for GBS. As long as you get antibiotics, everything will be fine! They may give your baby antibiotics as well once it is born, so don’t be alarmed if they do, it’s pretty routine. Hope this helps you be less worried! 

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