Lauren - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
My son was born on 29th march 2010 and two days later he was rushed to hospital as he stopped breathing. They done a lumber puncture and blood tests, they found he had a Sepsis Infection (blood infection) and they put a tube in his arm for anti biotics and we spent 8 days in hospital.
What narks me is that I was told AFTER we left he was close to developing Septacemia, which is bad. Also Sepsis which he had I was told is fatal in most newborns. I had rountine bloods done at my 32, and 27 weeks checkups, which came back clear.
I was told at my 6 week post natal check up that I have something called Group B Streptococcus, and some people have told me that they've had it and was picked up in their pregnancies. They were given anti biotics and their babies were healthy.
I find this stressful even 6 months later and I just want to know why they messed up and frightens me how this could have been missed.
They said he caught it either after my waters broke or coming down the birth canal. There was nothing I could have done to prevent it. But I somehow feel to blame. This has been a big factor in my Post Natal Depression.