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Is Group B Strep testing routine?

(6 Posts)
sammysam Fri 07-Aug-09 10:07:49

Just wandering, I wasn't tested when I had dd 3yrs ago, is it routine now?

Wigeon Fri 07-Aug-09 10:15:47

Not where I am (Hertfordshire).

Zuzi Fri 07-Aug-09 10:19:42

No, it isn't. You can test privately at around 37 weeks at a cost of £35.

sammysam Fri 07-Aug-09 10:20:13

No one has mentioned it here (yet? am 33wks) in Dorset, I was just wandering how people found out they had it....I remember there were posters up in the hospital after I had dd and me thinking 'what on earth is that?'-it looked quite serious/important.

sammysam Fri 07-Aug-09 10:21:39

Ah, thanks Zuzi. Has anyone paid for the test? What made you have one if you did?

Zuzi Fri 07-Aug-09 10:25:07

I got a routine swab taken after thrush infection at about 20 wks and was found out to be a carrier. Complete coincidence.

Also, I am going to pay at 37 weeks just to confirm as I am experimenting with alternative methods.

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