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    Unhappy GBS????

    HI,



    I found out today at my app that i tested positive for group b strep.

    I am a little worried as ive been told that i must be on anitbiotic through a iv whilst im in labour

    does that mean they will not let me walk around and be off the bed???

    Im hoping for a VBAC and i feel that this might hinder my efforts,because i really wanted to be walking around and having gravity on my side

    any ideas

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    mizzsocial Guest

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    hey its ok!!!!!!! Its very common!!
    I have it with both pregnancys. .. your not linked to anything, your not on a drip etc.. so yes you can RUN around if you want..
    They just insert an IV into your hand (they usually do this while in labor anyways) and then every 4 hours (i think) you are given a shot of anitbiotic through the IV.. Honestly its not a big deal at all!!

    Chill

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    spreckemily Guest

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    Hey Ruru....Join the club. I tested positive for GBS and the DR will just insert and IV cannulae (a plug in laymans terms) in your hand. They then inject the AB into that. I have drilled a few docs about this and it's very simple. Good luck and have a great preg and CB. Feel free to talk if you need to, or after my CB I'll let you know what happens.


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    hi,

    phewww!!!!

    thanks guys for the reasurrance,im so happy that i CAN move around

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    Hmm I tested + for it too but got told I'd only have to have an injection of antibiotics just before bub is born?

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    I was told by my midwife that if i tested pos i would just be given an injection of penecilin(sp) every 6 hours. But since i'm allergic to that i'd be given something else through a drip that takes around 20mins and then it is removed.

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    chelleg Guest

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    I'm not sure what the policy is in other hospitals, but where i work women can choose to have chlorhexidine douches as an alternative to the antibiotics. The research surrounding this isn't huge as yet, but out of the studies that i have read, the chlorhex douches don't have better or worse outcomes than the antibiotics.

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    baby4 Guest

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    Hi There Ihave Tested Pos To Gbs For All Of My Pregnancys And Its Nothing To Worry About Best Of Luck

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    Hey Ruru - I was a wee bit anxious about having to take antibiotics in labour if I tested positive. My midwife gave me the option of temperature monitoring of bub in the first 48 hours if I was against the antibiotic option. Not sure if it's common knowledge that this is an option, so just wanted to put it out there.

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