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    I wasn't tested on Brisbane, only found out by freak chance as had a swab as I was concerned I was leaking amniotic fluid (turns out it was just water like discharge... How embarassing!).
    Lucky for me I had the swab though as it wouldn't have been picked up otherwise. It made labour prolonged as they wouldn't allow my waters to break as apparently that increases the risk of infection transmission

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Because the test is unreliable and antiobiotics carry their own risks. It means treating thousands and thousands of babies unnecessarily...the very tiny portion of babies who contract it won't get sick from it. An even tinier portion again might contract it AND get sick, but if this occurs the signs are pronounced and antibiotics are given (antiobiotics are a cure, not a prevention, and a lot of medical professionals see it that way as well, hence it is not always standard procedure).
    Makes sense. I guess that some doctors do see it as eliminating the risk if the antibiotics are given before the baby is born, others only when and if the baby contracts something... tough one, but I'd rather get it before it got the baby, iykwim? Weigh it up, what's more dangerous, the baby reacting to the antibiotics or contracting something from the gbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waitingfornumber2 View Post
    I wasn't tested on Brisbane, only found out by freak chance as had a swab as I was concerned I was leaking amniotic fluid (turns out it was just water like discharge... How embarassing!).
    Lucky for me I had the swab though as it wouldn't have been picked up otherwise. It made labour prolonged as they wouldn't allow my waters to break as apparently that increases the risk of infection transmission
    Well I guess then it was a good thing that my waters didn't break naturally at all. They broke them for me at the hospy during labour though...

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    Yep they broke mine too but held off until they couldn't any more. Had me on a drip with anti biotics and another drip which had something in it to increase the pace of labour.

    All ended in a bloody emergency c-sect though! Doh!

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    I didn't do the test in my second or third pregnancies and won't this time either, for reasons stated that it's an inaccurate test given you may test positive at 36wks but are negative during labour, getting antibiotics for no reason, or you test negative at 36wks but are positive in labour and are not given antibiotics.

    I had a hospital birth with my second, and despite declining the test, I also wasn't given antibiotics (they were never offered, but I would have declined anyway), instead for the 24hrs we were in hospital, bubs temp was monitored then I had to keep an eye on him for another 24hrs once we were home.

    I had a homebirth (with a midwife) for my third and she just said the same thing, we'll keep an eye on things and if we notice a temp at all, then we take action.

    Planning another homebirth this time and the process will be the same

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    I just spoke to my midwife and she suggested that I put off the test to 38 weeks as its more likely to give the same result that I would have during the birth. I'm sure the hospital won't be thrilled but too bad! I don't really want it at all but of course the fear tactics work every time...

    They don't do it in the UK as far as I know, but then the intervention over there is generally much lower, assuming it is much the same now as it was when I left 8 years ago.

    The hospital also wants me to do the GD drink test which I just think is so unnecessary as I have zero signs and there are no risk indicators at all! The "one size fits all" approach does irk me a bit, although I do see how it's easier for the hospitals and doctors this way.

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    I live in bris area and I positive this test wasent offered to me for ds and I no one has mentioned this Preg I had my 36 wk already il be 37 wks fri?
    Should i be concerned

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    I would request to be tested as it can be very serious, even lethal for a baby to contract the bacteria during birth. I by chance discovered I had it during a test for something else and needed antibiotics in labour

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    I wouldn't be concerned but you could always ask if you want it. Not every hospital does it because the results aren't reliable. As others have said it can be there one day but not the next. Best just to be vigilant and check baby for any temp, etc in first few days, thats what we will be doing. Of course, if I do present any signs of infection during labour I would likely get them at the time. I just don't want to expose my newborn to antibiotics if not necessary. It's the same reason I won't be giving them Hep B at birth. But that's another story!

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    Definitely have the tests and mention it to your doc.

    I'm not pregnant but had to have some tests done late last year and found out I had GSB. The doc said it wasn't a problem because I wasn't pregnant but went on to say how serious it is in pregnant women. Glad I found that out in case we want any more kids in the future,.


 

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