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I had GSB with my first pregnancy.

He was early so i didnt know until they tested while i was in labor and treated it. Ended up c section. Now im pregnant witha girl and heard that once you have gsb you'll be treated everytime when your pregnant. i also heard that it i only harmful when you deliver vag. with a little girl. From what i understand everyone has this bacteria but when you have an increased amount at the time it can be bad. right?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • well not everyone has it, but if you do have it, it doesn't hurt you. it would only hurt the baby and if you deliver vaginally the baby could get it (it doesn't matter the sex of the baby). i think they put you on the antibiotics even if you're having a repeat c-section though just in case.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:23 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • group strep B? I had that with all my kids I think thats what you are talkiing about? Forgive me my youngest is 2 so been a little bit. I just always had antibiotics while I labored and all three kids were born healthy vaginally. I have 2 girls and a boy. As far as I know its risky whether its a boy or girl so just try to be at the hospital in time to get those antibiotics. I do not have fast labors so for me it worked out fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • oh I tested post with it every time durinbg pregnancy so thats why I had it with all three. They always tetsed me though toward the end. I am from the prev post with the three kids
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Tested positive with my second. I didn't with my first.
    It doesn't hurt to be treated.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • it's GBS. if you were positive with a swab, you can definitely be negative with another child, or even negative a couple of weeks later. i have heard that if you test positive through a urine sample, you might always test positive. i'd ask the midwife/doctor for sure.

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/542430_4
    http://www.blackhillsportal.com/dbs/womankind/files/File/GBS_information.pdf
    http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/group-b-strep-information.html
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • I tested positive with my daughter. I was given antibiotics during a normal vaginal delivery and she was fine.
    Melissa823

    Answer by Melissa823 at 10:55 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

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