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Has anyone heard of ______STREP_________A______________INFECTION ?

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RTKangaMummy · 23/09/2005 13:38

I saw a guy on GMTV last week whoose wife had died from


I googled it and found this

I think it is very RARE but wanted to just make preggers women aware of it

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Kazziegirl · 23/09/2005 15:47

I had this when I was in labour with dd. I was really ill so they did swabs/tests (including my placenta) and they all came back positive to strep A. DD and I both had to have antibiotics. After a week I felt better but then had a severe relapse. I have to say I have never felt so ill and it took me ages to get over it. I'm just so grateful that they discovered it early on. I really feel for the man who lost his wife - I think she developed septicaemia following the strep A.

RTKangaMummy · 23/09/2005 16:09

Kazziegirl sounds bad

I had never heard of it before seeing it on GM.TV

Yes, iirc, she did have septecemia

IIRC there is a blood test for it, I think

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Mosschops30 · 23/09/2005 16:11

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99redballoons · 23/09/2005 16:15

I know that Strep A is the cause of what we usually call "Strep Throat" but never knew it could be so harmful during pregnancy...

RTKangaMummy · 23/09/2005 16:15

He had done a deffo brill job with bringing them up alone

And when the little one went off to collect his apple I was in tears thinking about what his mummy had missed out on

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Mosschops30 · 23/09/2005 16:19

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Kazziegirl · 23/09/2005 16:28

thanks mosschops - it was very scary especially for dh. I had all the symptoms of Strep A throat so they tested me very early on. They suspected the infection had started my labour off. Fortunately I was full term - dd was born on her due date so she was fine. Although she too had the Strep A when tested she was fine after a course of antibiotics.

RTKangaMummy · 23/09/2005 16:43

My goodness, how frightening

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