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moregranny Sat 21-May-11 20:30:50

moregranny Sat 21-May-11 20:33:32

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moregranny Sun 22-May-11 13:15:36


thegingerone Sun 22-May-11 14:02:05


moregranny Sun 22-May-11 19:19:14


bigkidsmademe Sun 22-May-11 19:22:43

I had GBS and got antibiotics in labour - DS is fine. I would like to say that if anyone wants to test themselves, they can buy a kit for £30 at TDL (the doctor's laboratory) and take the results to the midwife. This is what I did.

moregranny Sun 22-May-11 20:57:28

Thank you bigkids, its nice to know that everything was fine, x

clarebear1 Sun 22-May-11 21:50:11

I was tested pos in pregnancy after having a swab for something else, luckily i found out, had the antibiotics and everything was fine.

Before being tested i hadnt heard of this before which i think is terrible! No awareness of GBS is around and for such little cost such a huge difference can be made. I wasnt aware of it when i had my DD 5 years ago so either didnt have it then or luckily got away with it, some people arent so lucky :-(

moregranny Sun 22-May-11 22:42:20

On the gbss webpage there is a link for you to contat your m.p, dont know how to send a petition to David Cameron tho. I am glad that your lo was o.k.

moregranny Mon 23-May-11 14:18:26


moregranny Mon 23-May-11 20:59:23


MamaLaMoo Tue 24-May-11 11:19:51

Spoke to my midwife and consultant about this as my waters broke before contractions in first pregnancy, same things happened for my mother in all 4 pregnancies.

Hospital tests 60% effective and online purchased test 80% effective according to high risk pregnancy consultant obstetrician I see - still means one in five tests are wrong. Not a reason not to get one but they are not 100%.

bigkidsmademe Tue 24-May-11 11:50:35

Yes indeed, and it is possible to be positive at 37 weeks then clear it yourself, or test negative then pick it up, this is why the NHS don't routinely test.

moregranny Tue 24-May-11 22:11:14


moregranny Wed 25-May-11 15:09:43


moregranny Wed 25-May-11 21:36:09


clarabella18 Wed 25-May-11 22:41:08

I tested positive in second trimester after a swab for something else. due to a VERY speedy labour (nearly gave birth in the taxi!) I never got the antibiotics. However my ds had them for 48 hours and came back all clear.
Paediatrician was fab. Said the chances of him been infected were slim but better to be safe than sorry!

moregranny Thu 26-May-11 12:02:23

Thank you, it is nice to hear good outcomes, x

quickchat Thu 26-May-11 14:59:42

I was tested with both PG, near the end too - negative. When waters went both times at 36+ weeks - positive.

Had AB and all was fine.

NormanTebbit Thu 26-May-11 15:03:51

Dd1 was born with a GBS infection - meningitis. Two weeks in special care, IV antibiotics, daily heel prick tests etc

Fortunately she is a fine and healthy 7 year old. Others aren't so lucky.

moregranny Thu 26-May-11 20:12:22


StoneBaby Thu 26-May-11 20:18:51

Tested negative but DS was born with an infection, after 7 days on AB he was fine. He's now a bouncy 16 months old.

I always wondered if I had a false negative? hmm

Icoulddoitbetter Thu 26-May-11 20:27:36

I found out 10 DAYS AFTER GIVING BIRTH that I had tested positive for GBS. I was called at home by a midwife who told me, and when I said I'd already had DS she said "oh, is he ok?" !!!!!!!!!!! Luckily I had abx i labour due to my waters breaking and it being slow, but the fact that they tested and still missed it freaked me out, it's shocking.

I'm planning a ELCS this time, does anyone know if I still need to test myself before I have the op?

CoffeeIsMyFriend Thu 26-May-11 20:30:55

I had this when pregnant with DS, got antibiotics and I was fine, DS was not and we ended up in hospital for almost 2 weeks. DS now fine.

Tested during pregnancy with DD - got IV antibiotics during labour and DD was fine.

Maternelle Thu 26-May-11 20:35:43

I would love to know if this apply to ELCS too.

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