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if you have/had group b strep, when were you told to go to hospital?

(11 Posts)
lighteningmcmama Sun 28-Jun-15 21:25:58

I have had my baby, 8 months ago. I'm making a complaint about my birth, and one of the issues centres on this, so just wondering what mamas get told in general to help me formulate my complaint.


Bobian123 Sun 28-Jun-15 21:28:41

Sorry to hear this, hope you and DC are ok.

I've just tested positive and am due in two weeks. Mw says to go into hospital as normal (when I start contracting) and they will monitor me through labour for any further signs of risk. If I show any, I'll get an IV antibiotic drip. They also will monitor baby for 24 hours afterwards, every couple of hours. Hope this helps.

booface Sun 28-Jun-15 21:29:26

Hi, I had group B step and wasn't really told anything special about going in, basically just not to leave it too late as I would need IV antibiotics prior to delivery. Just to let you know, I have the antibiotics and it all worked out fine….if someone else is reading this and haven't had their baby yet

lighteningmcmama Sun 28-Jun-15 21:47:48

Thank you, this is v helpful

I should probably also have stated that my baby is fine also, I don't want to worry anyone! It just could have been worse and the hospital messed up in several areassad

AliMonkey Sun 28-Jun-15 22:03:14

I was found to have it when I was halfway through my induction for DC1 (having had waters breaking early and took 3 days for results of tests on my waters to come back). So for DC2, I was told to go in "quite early on". So after four hours of mild contractions, I went in and after half an hour of monitoring, they looked at me as if I was mad for thinking there was any way I possibly needed to be there and sent me home. Not saying they weren't right (it was another 24 hours before I went back, by which time I was contracting quite strongly). But it seemed to me they should have been clearer by what they meant by "quite early on" as I still don't really know what they meant by it!

RiverTam Sun 28-Jun-15 22:05:51

I was told I had to go in as soon as my waters broke. I didn't know my waters had broken when they did, to cut a long story short, I was whizzed in, put on antibiotics I think and induced straight away. I think. It's a bit of a blur but there was certsinly s plan in place.

nutelladipper Wed 01-Jul-15 16:14:25

I was told I need to allow three hours from iv antibiotics to birth! Tricky as my labours are normally less than three hours so I just went in straight away.

Runningupthathill82 Fri 03-Jul-15 23:02:24

I knew I had GBS from 39 weeks. Wasn't given any specific instructions about going into hospital.
I rang when I went into labour and was told to ring back when I was having 3 contractions within a 10min period. That's when they told me to go in.

LauraChant Fri 03-Jul-15 23:04:24

I was told to go as soon as contractions started, and I did. No good waiting for waters to break for me as I had to have them broken both times.

Runningupthathill82 Sat 04-Jul-15 08:08:11

I had to have waters broken too, Laura. So that advice wouldn't have worked for me.
Now wondering if I should've been given some special instructions!

Mind you, my labour took so long that, even though I didn't go in til contractions were 3 minutes apart, I got through three separate lots of the IV antibiotics...

QuiteLikely5 Sat 04-Jul-15 08:15:44

I had it. I had a pre booked c section. I didn't get antibiotics and no one mentioned anything at all to me about it except for when I was told I had it a few weeks before.

I have always wondered about it......

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