strep B

Amy - posted on 12/29/2010 ( 201 moms have responded )

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My sister and I are due within two weeks of each other. She called today and said they did a test and she had a urinary tract infection and traces of strep B. Anyone know what she can do about this? How can she get rid of it in herself. My appointment is in a week and I'm wondering if it's something I should be worried about, too. Do you just go through pregnancy with strep b the whole time, or is there a natural way to clear it up? [ all I know is that it's an infection of some kind.]

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Vivian - posted on 01/11/2011

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I had strep B with both of my pregnancies and had to be given IV antibiotics during the deliveries. As far as I know there is nothing you can do to really get rid of it. It's something that a large percentage of women have that doesn't affect them at all, but can potentially be harmful to the baby during a vaginal birth. My second child came too fast for me to have a full dose of the antibiotics (you're supposed to have at least 2 doses three hours apart), so they kept me in the hospital for an extra day to monitor the baby. She was fine, but it was annoying to have to stay longer. Not every doctor will do that - it just depends on the pediatrician (my doctor didn't have privileges at the hospital where I delivered so we had to go with the doctor that was on call at the hospital). Good luck to you and your sister. They usually don't test for this until the end of your pregnancy, so you probably won't get tested yet.

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She can do a therapeutic grade essential oil regimine to clear up the infection. High quality essential oils are highly anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Try this:



Put the following in a Double “O” gelatin or vegetable capsule:



5 drops Lemon Essential oil

3 drops Oregano Essential oil

5 drops Mountain Savory Essential oil



Take one capsule 3 times daily.



Additionally do the following:

Soak an ORGANIC tampon in…

15 drops Lemon Essential oil

9 drops Oregeno Essential oil

15 drops Mountain Savory Essential oil

1 tsp carrier (olive oil, FCO, jojoba oil, or something similar)

Leave soaked tampon in overnight. Insist on being retested.



Do this daily for the last six weeks of pregnancy.

Insert a small ORGANIC tampon or a cotton ball, whichever is more comfortable, soaked in a combination of 10 drops of tea tree essential oil and Olive oil. Leave the tampon in for 4 hours each day for 6 days. There are Tea Tree Oil suppositories in most health food stores.



Regular health food store essential oils are not therapeutic grade and will not work... You can find therapeutic grade essential oils from http://www.essentialhealthnews.blogspot....



Hope this helps!

Tenevia - posted on 01/11/2011

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I had strep b and when she goes into labor, they wive her an iv to prevent her from passing it on to her baby.

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2011

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There is nothing you can do to get rid of Strep B, its just something you do or don't have. And once you have it, my doctors said, it doesnt usually go away... but it wont harm you. Don't be worried about it, they give you IV antibiotics while you are in labor to protect the baby, and everything turns out fine. I have Strep B, had the antibiotics during labor, and both of my sons were born vaginally and were/still are perfectly fine. :-)

Shana - posted on 01/11/2011

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strep b is a natural bacteria that occures in you vagina...it's not harmful to you , but could harm baby as it passes through. If you test positive for it (and I have for 2 of my 4 pregnancies) then they will give you IV antibiotics when you get to the hospital to deliver. This is why they usually wait to test you till close to your due date. Its really nothing to worry about, but make sure the dr test you :) As far as the UTI it's usually treated the same as when your not prego, the Dr should let her know that, I had a UTI with my last pregnancy ...not fun considering pregnancy comes with enought trips to the bathroom. She needs to keep a close eye on it and if it does not get better she should contact her dr right away. She should also drink cranberry juice..the real stuff not cranberry cocktail( too much sugar in it , will make the UTI worse) and take some probiotics. You can find Probiotics at Natural heathfood stores, or vitamin shops, many grocery stores are begining to carry them too :) Hope she feels better , and safe healthy delivery for both of you . God bless

Kimberly - posted on 01/11/2011

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I had that with my first daughter(if it is the same thing.. they swab you "down there"). They just put you on antibiotics when you get to the hospital for the delivery as a precaution and use that gel on the babies eyes but I think they do that for everyone now anyway.

Candace - posted on 01/11/2011

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Ok, well I know 1st hand. I have a 2 yr old & 3 yr old. I was told I had it and I freaked out thinking something was terribly wrong. I came to find out that it won't harm you in any way, but since you have that, you're body will fight against the baby because it sees it as something it needs to get rid of, like a parasite kinda or infection. It tried to fight its blood because its different than yours and you body knows it. Babies born unto mothers that don't get this taken care of, their babies can be born with defects or have some trouble...but that's why they catch this early, to prevent anything like that to protect you and your baby. Its reallllly not a big deal. All I had to do was get a shot toward the beginning of the pregnancy, then after the babies were born, because their blood types were their fathers type. I wouldn't worry a bit. All she needs to do is get the shot and she'll have a completly worry free pregnancy. Its nothing to be alarmed about. It happens in a lot of women and it just appears and disappears as it pleases. Hope this help :) calm down she'll be just fine

Jan - posted on 01/10/2011

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call your obgyn. when in doubt call it doesn't cost anything extra. and you will feel better.

Paula - posted on 01/10/2011

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I had strep B with my first child. I was given antibiotics during labor. I was told it will not harm me,but it would kill my baby. We stayed in the the hospital for three days. Now she is eleven and healthy. I have a niece, three yrs. ago she was having a baby. Her doctor did not test her for step B. It turned out she had it, and her beautiful baby girl died in three days. Anyone that is pregant make sure your doctor test you.

Latoya - posted on 01/10/2011

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Strep B. There is no cure but what they will do at birth is give an antibiotic because this can do harm to the baby. I was diagnose also and it doesnt affect mom, it can hurt the baby. Mom this is now a part of you and is not transmitted sexually so your sex life can continue.

Samantha - posted on 01/10/2011

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You get 2 bags of antibiotic during labor to keep from passing it to your baby but there is nothing you can do to get rid of it but it is no big deal as long as you get the antibiotic for it.

Christi - posted on 01/10/2011

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Yes, I had that too when I was pregnant with my son. My midwife said that half of us are walking around with it at any given time but it is never something to worry about and it goes away on its own eventually, however; when you're pregnant and have it...you just need to be given an antibiotic IV when in delivery so the baby doesn't get it and they usually don't. Nothing to worry about. I had the IV when in delivery. My midwife told me to make sure that I told the delivery staff to make sure they didn't forget to hook me up with it and when I did tell them in delivery, they said, "we already have it hooked up to you", so they already knew to do that. I would remind them anyway. My best friend also had it when carrying her first born, but not with her second.

Tamara - posted on 01/10/2011

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I was told in my doula training that you can take a grapefruit seed supplement (500mg/day) from 34 weeks on and it can help you with group B strep. I am going to try it because I was positive with my first.

Sara - posted on 01/10/2011

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Wow there have been a lot of replies so far, but the reason why they don't treat before labor is Group B Strep will become immune to the antibiotic, hence why they only give it during labor.

I have 3 beautiful daughters and each one is completely fine. As a matter of fact, I was not diagnosed with it with my oldest and she turned out fine. My last two I tested positive and they are perfect as well.

This is something they started testing for being as some Mother's who were carries of this, their babies had problems. Such as blindness, retardation, etc etc. I am not telling you this to scare you, but this is why they started testing for this, to prevent this from happening.

I scared myself with reading all sorts of information about it. Educate yourself and your sister, but trust me, everything will be fine. :)

Holly - posted on 01/10/2011

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Here the rule is three days in the hospital for "observation" if you are positive.. that was all before I knew better! Water intact (broken by dr after all night on the pitocin after begging for no pitocin).. water broken at 9:30 am and baby born by 11am! I am allergic to penicillin so I got another antibiotic that they "allowed".. I will NEVER allow another GBS test on myself and I will NOT allow them to torture my infant with all of the "testing" above,,, nor will my baby be left in a nursery for observation.. Our hospital doesn't have a nursery.. but I guess they could transfer the baby to another hospital with one if they wanted to :( I have learned so very very much after this baby was born. Things I kick myself for not learning a LONG time ago :( I feel so stupid for letting them bully me and force me to do things I didn't want to do! I guarantee .. if we have another baby things will be 300% different!!

ANAADIA - posted on 01/10/2011

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Theirs really nuthin wat my doctor explained to me was it s normal certain women carry it. She'll get pencillin wen shes ready to deliver.

Marianna - posted on 01/10/2011

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there is not reason why they should of kept you unless you tested positive and did not get a full two treatments in before the birth of your baby. Generally if you GBS postive they give you a bag every four hours. minimum two treatments. Now depending upon your provider if your bag of waters is intact when you arrive and the water is clear then some practitioners will be okay with you only receiving one bag however if your bag of waters is not intact then they want the two and or if there is meconium they want the minimum two. However it is always your choice.

Holly - posted on 01/10/2011

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Very thorough answer.. you mentioned that they hold you in the hospital if you refuse treatment.. they also hold you hostage in the hospital if you GET treatment.. I wound up there for three days with a perfectly healthy baby while my then two year old (two years and eight days!) who had never been away from me was not even permitted in the doors of the hospital! Total BS and my next baby will be born at home! :)

Marianna - posted on 01/10/2011

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Here is a little background they never tested until recently - Group B is a normal product in the intestinal (lower I believe) tract of a healthy human being. Like yeast and other bacteria it can become unchecked and over colonized. This usually occurs because of antibiotic use that kills off beneficial bacteria meant to keep this an others in check, diet with
excess sugars and insufficient nutrients and microbs to keep the gut healthy and hygiene/sexual practices (contamination from incorrect bathing or wiping the genitals, or sexual contact from anus to
vagina).

During birth, in a highly colonized woman, the fetus can come in contact with the bacteria and in a very small number of cases the infant can become colonized with a post birth or primary group b infection (upper respiratory are most common however meningitis can also occur).

To prevent this small number of infants from illness or death a prevention plan was placed after lawsuits found the (then current) protocols for infection during labor insufficient and malpractice. Much of the issues surrounding the past protocol centered on actual
care protocol and not the infection protocol in place...which was sufficient; however, as we know healthcare is not predictable and protocol was either not followed or not enough in those cases.

The new protocol included universal vaginal swabbing for detection of group b bacteria at 34-36 weeks. Yet, this was found to leave a certain number unaccounted for, so testing began to include anal and vaginal swabbing. While this has lead to an increased number of false positive samples (because group b is normal in the rectal
canal) the thinking was, better safe than sorry.

Within this protocol a prophylactic treatment plan was devised which included in labor antibiotics for any woman who showed a group b positive swab.

This did decrease the cases of primary group b infection in
newborns. The negatives included increased inductions for group b positive women, IV in labor (less mobility and freedom), more newborn testing, increased antibiotic resistant group b infections, increased newborn bacterial infections (sepsis), increased postpartum infections of the uterus and a higher number of antibiotic resistant
infections. Yet, because of the litigation surrounding group b many providers are unwilling to allow refusal of the swab.

If you refuse the swab most establishments will then treat you as positive, and wither you will have to have antibiotics in labor regardless and or your newborn treated as positive with a septic work up (including spinal) and nursery confinement. So you need to decide do you want to do the swab or stay an extra two days while they test the baby . It is absolutely wrong what doctors (and many others!!!) do and say to get the patients to consent.

It is the patient's choice, and coercion and threats are an unethical and perhaps illegal means of obtaining consent. Yet, many providers would rather face this issue than put themselves at litigation risk because they did not take actions to protect themselves.

There are some ways to overcome the issue.
Revert to old protocol (treatment at risk presentation)
Request swab of only vagina to prevent false positive results
Delay swab until closer to birth (gbs is transient and may be present today and not next week or absent today and colonized next week).

Swab yourself (vagina only) which would prevent vaginal exam and possible membrane sweeping.

And of course there is prevention - good diet, good hygiene, probiotic supplements, avoidance of unnecessary antibiotic use and so forth.

There is a lot of gbs information available, much of it fear based and a balanced view is hard to find. You should decide and do the research on both the bacteria itself and the protocols in place so that you have the knowledge to make informed choices that are right for you.

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they now test most mothers for Group B Strep a week or two before delivery, as it can cause neurological damage to a baby. I received an IV drip of antibiotics just before delivery to protect the baby, and that is generally successful. If you have group B strep you always will as it is harmless to you.

Jackie - posted on 01/10/2011

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I had strep B with both my kids. It is an infection that you get in your vagina and will not harm you all but could harm the baby during a vaginal delivery. The need to give you two does of an IV drip that will help from the baby contracting anything (bith my kids were completely fine). Apparently if you have it for your first child you are very likely to get it for all kids and as far as I know they can not do anything for this before hand. It also goes away once the baby is born. As for the urinary tract infection, I actually had them again with both my kids. For my son, I was given an anti-biotic that was safe for the baby and was cleared up very quickly. As other have stated I would ask your OB/GYN. It is something to be cautious of but is not harmful to you or the baby as long as it is treated correctly.

Diane - posted on 01/10/2011

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My midwife suggested probiotics. You can use them as a vaginal suppository as well.

Wendi - posted on 01/10/2011

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There is no way to my knowledget that you get rid of it. You either test positive or negative for Group Beta Strep B. However during delivery they will give you an antibotic. I was tested positive in both my pregnancys for it.

Laura - posted on 01/10/2011

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It's not anything that's of any danger to a woman who has it. It's just a bacteria in your vagina that doesn't harm you. But if you pass it to the baby during delivery it can harm them (meningitis) so they give you antibiotics in you IV while you're in labor. They will give her a couple of doses during her labor, and both mom and baby will be fine (I've had it, so I know!).

Also, once you have tested positive for strep B, they never bother to test you again. Once positive, always treated as positive, no matter what. I tested positive during my first pregnancy, and I've gotten antibiotics during labor with all 6 babies.

Amber - posted on 01/10/2011

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I had had strep b with my daughter, had no clue I had it until the nurses came in and hung a bag of antibiotics, before delivery. When I asked the doctor about it she said, some women get it and as long as antibiotics are administered before delivery the baby will be fine. She's 21 mnths old now, she was and is perfectly healthy. Tell your sister to try not to worry too much.

Holly - posted on 01/10/2011

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EVERYONE has strep B in them! :) Always! Refuse the test, refuse the antibiotics! Seriously, if your child has to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before they can go back to daycare how is four hours of antibiotics going to be effective right before birth? Your sister can ask to be retested and hopefully it won;t show up that time..

http://www.answers.com/topic/group-b-str...
My issues with the article is that there is no need for a speculum as the test is done on the OUTSIDE, on the perinium. FYI... the swab does NOT need to go IN anything.. many drs put it INSIDE the rectum.. they are stupid! Sorry :(

Keidra - posted on 01/10/2011

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I had to take meds until the birth for the strep B and then was given meds thru an IV hours before I had my son so I wouldn't pass it on. Then They also tested my son for it.

Crystal - posted on 01/10/2011

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It is a naturaly occuring bacteria in women who are pregnant, there is nothing you can do but when you are in labour you will be given antibiotic for this to help combat it so that you dont pass it to your baby when you give birth. its nothing to be worried about I had it in my first pregnancy but not in my second.

Debra - posted on 01/09/2011

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Hi there
Best you get a swab test - It can be serious for the baby if the baby is born naturally. They usually either give you a course of anti-biotics to clear it up, or suggest a caesarian section to avoid the babies possible expoure to the infection. If the baby inhales the infection in the birth canal(usually in a prolonged labour) it can be very dangerous. They can pick up a host of problems if not detected soon. I would get a test. Good luck

Ashley - posted on 01/08/2011

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I am also a carrier of strep B. You can't get rid of it. If you are a carrier you will always have it. She needs to tell the hospital that when she goes in to deliver - they will give antibiotics during delivery to keep the baby from getting it. It's not an infection like a urinary tract infection - it's similar, but people who get it just always have it. I have been treated for it several times when I have UTI symptoms, (antibiotics, just like other UTI's) but for the most part, you just have it and it does no harm.

Emily - posted on 01/07/2011

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i didn't get antibiotics in an iv, but that's because they sent me home so i couldn't get anything like that, if you go into labor and you're not at the hospital til you're almost ready to have the baby they will put a pill in your bum, because that's the fastest way to get it in your system. truthfully, let your doctor handle that, they do know what they're doing.

Kristi - posted on 01/07/2011

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She can take antibiodics to clear up the urinary tract infection. As far as the positive strep B, a lot of women have that. If you test positve for it all they do is give you antibiodics in your IV at the hospital while you are in labor. =)

Diane - posted on 01/07/2011

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It's not actually an infection, it's a naturally occuring bacteria that lives on your body, some people have it and some people don't. If you have though I'm pretty sure it's always there no matter what. Sometimes they give the mother antibiotics during labor to limit the transmission to the baby but new research about this method is conflicting and some are now suggesting that putting baby to breast immediately is a more effective way to keep baby from getting sick, that means as soon as baby comes out he/she is placed dirrectly on the mother's abdomen and nurses immediately without bathing first.

Susan - posted on 01/07/2011

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thrs precautions they will take to insure that her and the baby r safe and u dont have to worry

Mary Gail - posted on 01/07/2011

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You need to speak to your OB. This was in my birth canal. My son was exposed and so was I. We could have lost him. He was in NICU for one week on antibiotics, and was not released to come home for one week after birth. This stuff moves fast. He was born at 5:43p. They brought him to me to feed at 9:30p. As I did, his limbs literally began to turn black. Your OB should know how to respond to a positive test. Make sure you seek their advice. I was held for almost a week after giving birth because of being infected/high temp. I was not allowed to see my son while I had this high temp. Please let us know how things are going and how you got this resolved BEFORE giving birth. Best of luck on your new arrivals. Your life will be amazingly changed forever. My 19 year old son is crazy amazing.

Beverly - posted on 01/07/2011

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I had strep B also with my first son. They just said they would have to give my an antibiotic during delivery. They didn't seem to think it was a big deal. I can't remember for sure but I think they also gave me a course of antibiotics while I was pregnant. I don't think there is anything that you can do on your own about it. I would be not remcommend doing anything on your own without your dr. approval for the safety of your baby.

Christi - posted on 01/07/2011

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I had it as well, it is fairly common. It is not an infection but more of a colonization of bacteria. The bacteria benignly lives in her. You cannot get rid of it with antibiotics while pregnant, I tried that unfortunately and I still regret giving in to my doctor on that one. The concern with Group B Strep is that the baby could become infected by it while passing through the birth canal. It is recommended by the CDC to be put on an IV drip antibiotic drop during labor. I did a lot of research on this before my daughters birth, and the risk is so very small, especially if your water breaks less than twelve hours before the baby is born. On the contrary being on antibiotics during labor greatly increases the babies risk of contracting other super bugs (ecoli strains are most common) from the hospital surroundings. In fact the numbers for secondary infections for babies on antibiotics was much more concerning to me than the minuscule numbers for Group B strep infection that I chose not to have the antibiotics, and I had a perfectly healthy baby a 10 apgar score. I did however choose to "prepare" my birth canal with a high quality probiotic once a week. This article is fairly helpful - http://www.naturalbirthandbabycare.com/g... - although I don't agree with her comments on eating lots of carbs, I am a Weston A Price kinda girl myself, lol. I hope this helps. Best of luck to you and your sister, how wonderful that you are having babies so close together :)

Danielle - posted on 01/07/2011

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There are some natural suggested remedies out there...like colloidal silver. I was given some great information about this from my hypnobirthing trainer. I have misplaced this and due to number 2 and not much sleep can't remember the recommendations in detail. I ended up opting for the IV. However, the stupid Dr put it in my right hand and I am right handed which made it a bit more difficult for me to be mum for the first few days...

Lorri - posted on 01/06/2011

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i had strep b with my last baby and i had a iv when he was born i also had uti and they gave my meds for that i got that alot with my son

Miquela - posted on 01/06/2011

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Amy
I had this with my first baby and usually its not harmful to the baby during pregnancy, but may pose a risk during birth if untreated. Docs will usually give antibiotics to you during labour and this will protect the bub. They kept me in hospital an extra day as well just to make sure that my son was showing no signs of being infected.
I am pregnant again and this time they have said that they dont test for it, they just assume that you have it and then they monitor all babies after birth just to make sure. Its not really an infection as such but more of a bacteria.
Hope that this helps and don't worry, its nothing to stress about!
Good luck to you and your sister

Barbara - posted on 01/06/2011

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You talking about Group B Strep?? I don't believe it's an infection at all! Just a natural bacteria that comes and goes in some women. Not harmful to us and there's no symptoms or side effects. However, because it COULD be harmful to the fetus as it passes through the birth canal, they test you at about 35 weeks gestation and give you antibiotics intraveniously during your labor. don't worry about it, it's no big deal!
I tested positive for it for both my pregnancies... Had the IV drip for my first baby but my second came out so fast they didn't have time to get the IV in me! He was early and had to stay in the hospital anyway, so they just gave some antibiotics directly to baby #2 during his stay in the hospital... Both baby's were and are now perfectly healthy :)
You should get more facts from your doctor before you worry so much...

Lisa - posted on 01/06/2011

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I was Strep B positive. The Dr will test about 35 week or after. I had to tell the hospital when i went in that i was Strep B positive and they will give you antibiotics. i had 2 rounds before they would break my water so that the antibiotics would have time to get into the baby system bc Strep B is harmless to us but not to a newborn baby. hope this helps.

Emily - posted on 01/06/2011

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I had strep b while i was pregnant, my doctor said everyone can have it, including men, but they're not just swabbinh men so it goes undetected. the reason that they test pregnant women is because if you have it and give birth you can pass it to your child. while i was in labor they gave me a shot and then right after i had the baby i had to get a pill put in my bum, i know that's TMI but meh i've no shame i've had a child. lol.

Brenda - posted on 01/06/2011

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She needs to see a Dr. and be put on proper antibiotics to help with both issues. This is something that should not be left or could put her and baby in potential danger.

Crystal - posted on 01/06/2011

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i meant altered chemistry in the body lol not altered ph in vaginal canal (which happens too). the vaginal canal and pee tube (urethra) are two seperate things lol sorry! typing faster than my brain

Crystal - posted on 01/06/2011

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im in the medical prof and my husband is as well (hes a physician) we all have strep and staph bacteria on our skin. its normal. some people have it present in their vagina (and anus) and some dont. in the early years they never tested for it and it caused a small amount of complications with the baby after delivery(about 5%). so they now test for it bc its so easy to and when you go into labor they give you an iv of penicillin to inhibit the growth during the time of the baby coming down the canal to prevent the baby from being exposed to it on the way out of you. its not a big deal at all and you should not worry...i promise :) they will start the iv when you go into labor. they want to get two rounds of penicillin into you before the baby comes out and the rounds should be 4 hours apart. BUT DONT WORRY if you are in labor and get to the hospital a bit late and they only get one round of penicillin into you then when the baby is born they will test it for strep b and if positive then they give the baby penicillin which is harmless (aside from the iv they have to put in the baby)--having a baby is stressful enough. dont add this to your list. its a no big deal thing i promise.
the urinary tract infection is somehting that should be treated bc it can cause miscarriage in a small amount of people due to the bacteria being so close to the baby and your body;s reaction to the bacteria. thats not a big deal either. a lot of women are prone to them bc of the change in hormones in their body and the altered ph in their vaginal canal. you just take meds and it clears it up.that is why they make you pee in a cup every visit (but they are also looking for protiens in your pee too in order to check for gestational diabetes). the thing about the peeing in a cup thing is that if you dont wipe properly (must go front to back only once. no rubbing with the towelette. no repeat wipes with same towelette.) then the bacteria from around your anus can be wiped up to your urethra (pee hole) and then you will FALSELY test positive for a urinary tract infection even though the bacteria is not really growing in your urethra...it just came from your butt area lol
soooo... dont worry. and if you educate yourself online make sure to use a reputable website like webmd or medweb.net bc you dont know the source otherwise and it could just be some ying yang posting what they think to be truth and you will get misinformation

Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2011

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Strep B is a bacteria that lives in your intestines, not your vagina, and it is not a yeast infection, as someone earlier mentioned. It is contracted from contaminated foods. While it doesn't pose a threat to the mother, it can cause severe infection if passed to the newborn during delivery. They test for it around 35 weeks by swabbing your anus, and if you come back positive, they will give you antibiotics during labor to prevent the baby from contracting it and getting sick. It's really nothing to worry or stress over, it's very common and as long as they know you are a carrier, they can prevent it with the antibiotics. Congratulations again!!!

Brendalee - posted on 01/06/2011

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Having 4 children and having to happen to be a carrier there are 2 things she needs to do is relax and allow her medical team take care of her and her unborn child, they are aware of what she has and will administer the necessary antibiotics. Many people carry group B strep bacteria in their bodies without developing infection or illness.

Whitney - posted on 01/06/2011

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i had strep b with my first child its just a precaution for the child. nothing is really given until birth actually starts as far as i know. i didnt have it with my second, but now my third i havent been tested yet. nothing can really be done about it. it comes and goes when it wants i suppose.

Barbara - posted on 01/06/2011

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I'm not sure why but my doctor did the test a few months before birth. I tested positive with my son and was given antibiotics for it. I took some of them (was unable to tolerate them). The week before I gave birth (3 weeks before I was due) I was tested again and I was positive. I was just given an IV. It's actually not that uncommon, but nothing to worry too much about it just talk to your doctor. With my daughter I tested negative both times I was tested. I was tested 2x b/c of previously having it.

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