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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    I tested + in my last pregnancy. I went into labour naturally. No antibiotics (midwives forgot as they were more worried about the fact it was a VBA2c) and 6hr labour. Bubs monitored and was fine.

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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    I have been tested at 36 weeks and shown up positive. This means I need to have iv antibiotics in labour, and means I miss out on my homebirth and also have to go to hospital as soon as my waters break. It also means they will only let me labour for around 24 hrs before they have to put me on the drip to induce me.

    I also agree with a PP that the first sentence you posted is misleading. I am currently doing more research into this but from what I know so far this bacteria comes and goes so may not even be positive when I go into labour. Likewise I may of shown up negative and actually be positive once I am in labour. The antibiotics can also have other side effects on bubs so in my opinion at the moment I think it's just another test that's given routine to start the cascade of intervention. I would of been more than happy not to have it, and believe if it was so important that the hospitals would routinely test.

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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    I was also submitted to sit the GTT (the long one) when I am 25, weighed 52kgs pre-pregnancy and 63 at full term and my results were fine. I had zero risk factors, I think a lot of these tests are unnecessary. Sure, if there's risk factors I'm all for it, we all want healthy babies but it just becomes a bit much.

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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    Sarelou I'd demand to be retested, then what you do is you wave the swab in the air or swab your arm (lol), then put it in the tube and give it back to your midwife.
    I totally agree, all these tests are just totally unnecessary, and all this treating women 'just in case' is unnecessary. Might as well give all women csections 'just in case'

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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I have known women who airswiped and still came up positive
    REALLY? Shows how reliable the results are.

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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RunawayPrincess View Post
    Sarelou I'd demand to be retested, then what you do is you wave the swab in the air or swab your arm (lol), then put it in the tube and give it back to your midwife.
    I totally agree, all these tests are just totally unnecessary, and all this treating women 'just in case' is unnecessary. Might as well give all women csections 'just in case'
    I asked for a retest and they won't do it. I may have to end up asking my GP but when?? I'm 38 weeks on Tuesday and who knows when labour will start? That's the problem 😖

    I'm doing more research at the moment and think I'll just have to decide if I get the ABs or not.

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    I wouldn't do it unless they told me too, but that's just me. Positive GBS tests increase your risk status, so increase the amount of intervention at birth (you will automatically be given IV antibiotics in labour). Even if you take the test, your positive or negative status can change before you give birth so it's kind of pointless.

    Most hospys will check bub's temperature after birth a few times to make sure there are no problems with infection anyway.

    I had the test because they 'told' me to and I didn't want to rock the boat, but if they didn't ask I wouldn't be asking for it. If you want it you should ask for it though.

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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    QLD has stopped routine screening for it.

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    Default Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    Thanks everyone for your replies, if eel better about not being tested for it now!
    Also, I just copied and pasted that info from a website on google, I didn't mean it to be misleading! I was just trying to show that it can be serious, maybe I should have researched it a bit more first. Thanks again

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    Default Re: Did you get tested for GBS/should I demand to be tested?

    In 2009 it was routine but 2011/2012 my kidwife said they no longer do it.

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