- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I am 36 weeks pregnant and tested positive for GBS, which I pretty much knew I would and was prepared for since I have had it in the past. My question isn’t centered around the pregnancy and what can happen to infants part of GBS because I understand all of that (and that seems to be the only info Dr. Google is able to provide me with).
The nurse called me and let me know this information, but she said I also had GBS in my urine culture. She asked if I noticed any problems, and I explained that before I have to pee sometimes I will feel a pinching, but it doesn’t hurt/burn to pee, I can empty my bladder, and all seems normal. I said I drink over 66oz of water a day, which I faithfully do due to the fact that I had keynotes in my urine at a different appointment which pointed to dehydration, so I drastically upped my water intake. She said that sounded good, and my doctor doesn’t want to put me on anything at this point since I’m farther into my pregnancy, and as long as there aren’t any major concerns they will leave it alone until delivery (where obviously I will need meds via IV).
Even though I am not feeling any effects from having GBS, is there anything I can do to make it…better or prevent it from becoming bad? I forgot to ask her, and it isn’t a huge deal to me at this point since I’m not having any symptoms from it, but I’d like to be proactive to make sure nothing does come of it. Any suggestions?