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If I'm having a c-section, do I need to test for Strep B?

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lucysnowe Tue 02-Aug-11 12:24:09

Title says it all really. Am I right in thinking that Strep B can only be transferred to baby through vaginal delivery?


littlemisslozza Tue 02-Aug-11 18:33:38

Yes, but if your waters were to break in advance of the c-section date then it would become relevant. That's what my consultant told me anyway.

BagofHolly Tue 02-Aug-11 20:34:12

My cons said no, because in any event I was having a section.

lucysnowe Tue 02-Aug-11 22:05:36

Thanks guys! My c-section is not till 41 weeks so I am considering paying for teh test anyway...

mrsrvc Wed 03-Aug-11 10:45:04

Yes. I had an ELCS last time and it was put very clearly in notes that due to GBS baby should be on 4 hourly obs after the birth.
All fine thankfully.

moregranny Wed 03-Aug-11 12:28:14

My daughter had an emcs, her waters had been broken by the midwife beforehand, the baby was given antibiotics for 3 days.

ShowOfHands Wed 03-Aug-11 12:30:47

Have you had it before and fearing a repeat? Or are you thinking about paying for a private test?

I had an emcs and they worried about GBS but only because I'd had a premature rupture of membranes and dd was a bit 'grunty'.

lucysnowe Tue 09-Aug-11 17:35:29


No I haven't had it before but am feeling that I should do it, just for reassurance. smile

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