(Closed) Group B Strep positive and freaking out!

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  I haven’t tested positive but I most likely will. My Mum had it with all 3 of her babies but testing wasn’t routine back then until 1991 when she had me and tested positive. It’s not an uncommon thing. I’m sure you and your baby will be fine so long as you follow your dr’s instructions.

Post # 33
21 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was GBS + with my son and was pretty disappointed at the time (he was 100% okay though). My dr told me: You don’t have to rush to the hospital as soon as you feel contractions. If your water breaks you do need to go in (as opposed to laboring at home) and start getting antibiotics, but you don’t need to rush. If your water doesn’t break (more likely), then you can labor at home until you’re ready to go in, then they will start the antibiotics. There is a risk to the baby, but as someone already pointed it out it is quite a small risk that you will pass anything to the baby, and an even smaller percentage of those are the very bad cases. If you get the antibiotics (and even if you didn’t), everything will most likely be fine. Definitely a case where you want to step away from google so you don’t get even more upset.

Post # 34
3441 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was so upset after finding this out with DD especially since my Aunt’s best friend had this and her son had some severe complications and died at the age of 20. I was so nervous but everything eas perfectly fine and medicine has come a long way. Unfortunately you probably won’t break your water and deliver the baby in less than 2 hrs. Go to the hospital as soon as your water breaks or contractions are under 10 mins. Call your doctor/hospital and make sure they know you are +. And make sure your DH knows in case any nurse tries to ignore you about giving you antibiotics. Nurse was great for us and started antibiotics right away. DD is a very healthy little girl. 

Post # 35
762 posts
Busy bee

I’m positive and was last time also. I wasn’t allowed to labor at all at home since she wanted to start IV antibiotics ASAP. All was well and my DD didn’t need the antibiotics.

Post # 37
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

OP, sorry, don’t know anything about group B strep so I have no advice but I just had to respond to a different aspect of this thread.

I couldn’t even get through reading this thread because although you did not mention gender of your doctor in your first post, and made it clear your doctor was a female in your second post, the several replies I read all responded with suggestions that you listen to your doctor because HE knows what HE is talking about.

I don’t know for how long that continued, because frankly after the first 3 in a row like that, I’m frothing at the mouth, writing this comment, and now going to go distract myself with something less froth-inducing.

Wishing you and your baby health. I’d assume your doctor most likely knows what SHE is talking about.

Post # 39
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dr Google is bad! I know everything will work out just fine for you. I tested positive and my baby girl is doing just fine! I am not sure about the having to labor at the hospital, I though it was ok as long as your water hasnt broken seeing as how you can start to dialate weeks before actual labor. Talk to your doctor and see what she would like you to do.

Post # 40
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My friend had this, but it was never diagnosed, and her baby died shortly after he was born. But this is only because they didn’t do anything to help her as they didn’t know about it.

If it’s caught during pregnancy, they can make sure you and your baby are safe during birth. ๐Ÿ™‚

just try to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy! I know it’s easier said than done. And if I was in your position, I would be scared too. But trust in your doctor, they know what they’re on about! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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