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Group b strep, why do they wait?

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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Until you go to have the baby to treat it?
I never had it any five of my pregnancies except for this one... But they said I don't get the antibiotics until I go into labor? Why wait? This question didn't hit me until now after I leave the doctors of course.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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ashiilolo
by Gold Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 2:46 PM
I only had it with my second. I don't know why. She was a c section so it wasn't a big deal about having it.
TotallyWarped
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 2:49 PM
Because strep b can't hurt the baby while it's inside, only as it's coming out. The antibiotics work best of they're administered right before they're needed.

At least that's what I was told when I asked.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 11, 2016 at 2:56 PM
So screw the mom? Lol
Or is it not really a dangerous thing to us that our bodies will kick on its own eventually?

I mean obviously I want them to do what's best for the baby but I read in the phamlet I have to be On the antibiotics for 4 hours my kids all ranged from time of water breaking to birth the max was 5 hours and 36 minutes, so now I'm like will my baby even have time if they wait.

Quoting TotallyWarped: Because strep b can't hurt the baby while it's inside, only as it's coming out. The antibiotics work best of they're administered right before they're needed.

At least that's what I was told when I asked.
quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 2:59 PM
It has no impact on us whatsoever. If I went and got tested right now, they wouldn't treat it because it does nothing. Some people just have it and some don't.

Quoting Anonymous 1: So screw the mom? Lol
Or is it not really a dangerous thing to us that our bodies will kick on its own eventually?

I mean obviously I want them to do what's best for the baby but I read in the phamlet I have to be On the antibiotics for 4 hours my kids all ranged from time of water breaking to birth the max was 5 hours and 36 minutes, so now I'm like will my baby even have time if they wait.

Quoting TotallyWarped: Because strep b can't hurt the baby while it's inside, only as it's coming out. The antibiotics work best of they're administered right before they're needed.

At least that's what I was told when I asked.
TotallyWarped
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 3:01 PM
I was told it didn't harm us much or at all. Also they'll keep you on antibiotics after having the baby to ensure you do kick it. I will say that when they gave me the antibiotics with my DD, they burned. Like fire in my veins but it went away after about 5-10 mins.

Quoting Anonymous 1: So screw the mom? Lol
Or is it not really a dangerous thing to us that our bodies will kick on its own eventually?

I mean obviously I want them to do what's best for the baby but I read in the phamlet I have to be On the antibiotics for 4 hours my kids all ranged from time of water breaking to birth the max was 5 hours and 36 minutes, so now I'm like will my baby even have time if they wait.

Quoting TotallyWarped: Because strep b can't hurt the baby while it's inside, only as it's coming out. The antibiotics work best of they're administered right before they're needed.

At least that's what I was told when I asked.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 11, 2016 at 3:21 PM
Good to know about the burning lol!
Thanks for your help! I always think of questions when I get home and I'm like really crap! And it was bugging me.

Quoting TotallyWarped: I was told it didn't harm us much or at all. Also they'll keep you on antibiotics after having the baby to ensure you do kick it. I will say that when they gave me the antibiotics with my DD, they burned. Like fire in my veins but it went away after about 5-10 mins.

Quoting Anonymous 1: So screw the mom? Lol
Or is it not really a dangerous thing to us that our bodies will kick on its own eventually?

I mean obviously I want them to do what's best for the baby but I read in the phamlet I have to be On the antibiotics for 4 hours my kids all ranged from time of water breaking to birth the max was 5 hours and 36 minutes, so now I'm like will my baby even have time if they wait.

Quoting TotallyWarped: Because strep b can't hurt the baby while it's inside, only as it's coming out. The antibiotics work best of they're administered right before they're needed.

At least that's what I was told when I asked.
TotallyWarped
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 3:31 PM
I started writing down questions as they came to me. Or making a note in my phone to look at when I was in the office.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Good to know about the burning lol!
Thanks for your help! I always think of questions when I get home and I'm like really crap! And it was bugging me.

Quoting TotallyWarped: I was told it didn't harm us much or at all. Also they'll keep you on antibiotics after having the baby to ensure you do kick it. I will say that when they gave me the antibiotics with my DD, they burned. Like fire in my veins but it went away after about 5-10 mins.

Quoting Anonymous 1: So screw the mom? Lol
Or is it not really a dangerous thing to us that our bodies will kick on its own eventually?

I mean obviously I want them to do what's best for the baby but I read in the phamlet I have to be On the antibiotics for 4 hours my kids all ranged from time of water breaking to birth the max was 5 hours and 36 minutes, so now I'm like will my baby even have time if they wait.

Quoting TotallyWarped: Because strep b can't hurt the baby while it's inside, only as it's coming out. The antibiotics work best of they're administered right before they're needed.

At least that's what I was told when I asked.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 3:32 PM
It exists naturally in your body, you will be reinfected vaginally before giving birth.
salleem
by Reddlace on Apr. 11, 2016 at 3:33 PM
As adults we are use to the culture so it does is no harm. Even without antibiotics transmission is rare.

Quoting Anonymous 1: So screw the mom? Lol
Or is it not really a dangerous thing to us that our bodies will kick on its own eventually?

I mean obviously I want them to do what's best for the baby but I read in the phamlet I have to be On the antibiotics for 4 hours my kids all ranged from time of water breaking to birth the max was 5 hours and 36 minutes, so now I'm like will my baby even have time if they wait.

Quoting TotallyWarped: Because strep b can't hurt the baby while it's inside, only as it's coming out. The antibiotics work best of they're administered right before they're needed.

At least that's what I was told when I asked.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 3:35 PM
Make sure they give it to you. They forgot with me and my son ended up on oxygen for 6 months.
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