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Infection @ 21 weeks (Scared)

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marshkat Sat 24-Nov-12 11:13:00

I had lots of missed calls from my doctor yesterday, so i rang back thinking they were just going to tell me i needed to take some more antibiotics as have had group b strep almost all the way through pregnancy. But no they have decided to bombard me with another infection that could lead to my beautiful baby coming early, been told to rest and take some more antibiotics but feel a little bit lost as read a few things on line that say baby might well come way to early and to pack my hospital bag. A little bit scared as this is first baby, seeing midwife on Monday evening but hoping for a bit of support so i have a less anxious weekend!

Themilkyboobsareonme Sat 24-Nov-12 11:17:19

Don't have any advice I'm afraid but am here for hand holding. I'm sure you and little one will be fine. flowers

marshkat Sat 24-Nov-12 11:26:10

Thank you. /emo/te/1.gif

Emsyboo Sat 24-Nov-12 12:27:51

Sounds like a tough time for you I am sorry you are going through this!
I don't know anything but if it were really serious you would be in hospital so try to relax.
They have to cover their backs so tell you to prepare do you know what the infection is?
I have had to cancel my holiday today due to pregnancy complications and have my bag packed at 24 weeks because they are prepared for the worst but touch wood I am fine and taking their advice to manage it.
Babies can be pretty tough but it is scary can you ring the hospital and ask how to manage it etc stress will not be helping if I were you I'd have my feet up all weekend and DH or DP running round after you wink
Big hugs it is a scary time x x

Atleast they have caught it early so they cqn prevent anything bad from happening :-). I found out i had an infection and a weak cervix at 23 weeks but because they messed me around for about 6-12 hours I lost my little boy, it was only because I didnt have antibiotics so the infecion got into my blood which would of killed me so they had to break my waters.(not trying to scare you)

Just rest and everything should be fine the antibiotics should clear it up, good luck :-). X

NoTeaForMe Sat 24-Nov-12 16:54:31

What's the infection they say you have? You never know someone here might have had it or have some experience of it and be able to advise you. I had GBS in my last pregnancy for example!

If I were you I would write a list of questions and things to talk to your midwife about, I know I would forget something when it came to the appointment, better to go prepared!

Good luck, and try not to worry.

marshkat Sat 24-Nov-12 22:08:58

Thank you for all the kind messages, i have rested up most of the day! Will do the same tomorrow. i don't remember what the infection was called as i was just in shock when i was told, but i remember something about the white blood cells

HardHittingLeafletCampaign Sat 24-Nov-12 22:10:44

Holding your hand, take care of yourself.

marshkat Sun 25-Nov-12 09:38:07

Just to let everyone know, i rang midwife this morning as in alot of pain all night, sweating lots and just didnt feel right. Turns out i have a tummy bug and a urine infection all in one! I thought being pregnant would be a wonderful time in my life!!
I can still safely say i cant wait to meet this beautiful bundle of mine, Thanks for all the support. xx

Emsyboo Sun 25-Nov-12 10:35:29

Aw bless you that can be nasty but good they have spotted it and there are pregnancy friendly antibiotics I get recurring kidney infections. Are you taking antibiotics? If you aren't feeling better in 48 hrs go back.
What a miserable time for you pregnancy is often not that glowing wonderful experience they tell you about pretty sure teen pregnancies would be much lower if they really knew lol
I hope you feel better soon and be pushy if you don't feel better it will all be worth it when you meet your bundle of joy just a shame it is harder for you than a lot of people at the moment.
Big hugs to you x x

zoeymlucas Sun 25-Nov-12 22:27:46

I have an infection that can cause prem labour too- plus have had 2 prems before and have a cervical stitch in- please don't panic! They have found it and are treating it which is the main thing- they found mine at 21 weeks and am now 24+3 so getting there!

Rest, listening to your body and relax as hard as it sounds and step away from Dr google as tempting as it seems you will scare yourself x

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