I had my 37 week checkup yesterday and i am 2 weeks and a few days off my DD. I have had a positive result for strep B which test was done at 36 week mark. Just wondering if anyone else has had this or knows of anyone who has.
The midwife tells me not to worry, just looking for anyone with the same thing (share experience)
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28-09-2012 10:51 #1Member
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Strep B Anyone Else?
28-09-2012 11:05 #2
I was positive for strep b and all it meant for me was that when my waters broke, I had to go to hospital straight away and get antibiotics. Nothing to worry about as much, but if your waters do break you don't get to labour at home for the beginning of it. I was lucky in my case cause my contractions started half an hour after my waters broke anyway, and they started at pretty much 5 minutes apart, so I would have gone up anyway.
Just check what your midwife or hospital wants you to do. Good luck xo
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28-09-2012 13:37 #3Senior Member
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I was Strep B positive for my second pregnancy. My waters didn't break at home, but my contractions came thick and fast. We rang the hospital and they told us to come straight in. I was given antibiotics as soon as I arrived and our little boy was born 35 minutes later. Everything was fine.
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28-09-2012 15:46 #4
I was positive so was hoping my waters didn't break at onset of labour as you need to go in as soon as that happens. I was lucky, I laboured at home for 8 hours and once I felt I needed to get to hospital they ran the antibiotics. The cannula was left in my arm but they only take about 5 mins to run, and then I was detached from the drip so I could move freely, shower etc. The middy ended up breaking my waters 2 hours later and DD was born an hour and a half later. As they are run every 4 hours I only got the one dose (next was due 1am and she was born at 12.34am).
Bubs temp was taken regularly afterwards for 48 hours and skin color and breathing rate monitored for signs of infection but was all good. She didn't need to go to the nursery or anything, she stayed with me.
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29-09-2012 09:40 #5
I was strep B positive too. My waters broke at home so I had to go straight to the hospital. I received antibiotics via a drip and, because my contractions weren't coming on fast enough, I also received oxytocin to induce the birth by speeding up the contractions. If your waters break and the birth is going quite slowly they may want to speed it up to ensure that the bacteria don't move up and enter the uterus, where they can cause harm to both you and the baby.
I hope this description doesn't sound too horrific. Initially I was a bit upset at the level of intervention I required because I'd hoped for a natural drug-free birth, but it really wasn't that bad in the end. The midwives were amazingly supportive so it ended up being a very happy birthing experience.
My baby was born very healthy. They monitored her temperature regularly but she was kept in my room with me, not in the nursery.
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