Just had my midwife on the phone and she has told me i have strep b. She said it wasnt there in any of my urine test through my pregnancy but because my stitches have been sore i asked to get checked for infections and this has came back. Has anyone else had this after birth? Worried about what affects this can have on our baby. Shes only 6 days old and now i feel like im just worrying and not enjoying every moment
When I had my son I ended up with a strep B infection in my bloodstream. I had i/v antibiotics initially and then meds to take home. As the infection was in my blood at birth my son had a prophylactic course of Gentamicin.
Neither of us had any ill effects and we are both well and happy. He did take a while to learn to latch on and I struggled with breastfeeding for the first 6 weeks, after that it went like a dream and saved me endless time & money
I hope that reassures to some small extent and that you get some clear & good advice from the midwife / health visitor / GP. Best of luck and enjoy the magical new baby snuggles!