(Closed) Is this what a strep b test is supposed to feel like

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Mine was a swab of the vagina and anus. It just felt like they swabbed around the outside, nothing internal. I got my results back today and it was positive. 🙁

My midwives measure my fundal height at every appointment, check the heart, and feel the baby’s position. Even though a few weeks earlier they said she could still move, they still check.



Post # 4
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well I’m 34 weeks tomorrow and haven’t had a group B strep test, so I’m not sure about that one. I do know that if you had a Group B urinary tract infection at any time during your pregnancy, they won’t give you the strep test at all; rather, they’ll just administer antibiotics for it anyway when you’re in the hopsital.

As far as checking the baby’s position…my doctor checks every visit by placing her hands on my belly and feeling around. Last visit, my little girl was head down. 🙂 Doc also checks the measurements at what seems like every other visit. Anyway, its really not hard for them to do at all, so if you did want to know, I would ask. Your baby can still move or change positions before birth, but most stay head down once they are.

Hope that helped! 🙂

Post # 6
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mine wasn’t done until 37+ weeks and was internal-felt like a pap.

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mine was swab slightly inside the vagina and then a swab of the external of my butt.  The reason why you saw some posts about internal swabs is because some people also had a cervical check done on the same day as their group B strep test. I was worried about this and thought my doctor would do a cervical check as well but she didnt

Post # 8
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My experience was identical to @bells.

Post # 9
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Mine was also just an external sweep of my vagina and butt. It wasn’t invasive or internal at all. Had it done at 36 weeks.

Post # 10
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s generally a non-invasive swab. They can get the culture they are looking for by staying external. I’m an RN with L&D experience.

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