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1110747 tn?1295847643

Postive for B-Strep at 24 weeks

I had my 24 week checkup and I told the OB about the itching/discomfort I get in my vagina area when I go to bed, so she said it can be many things so she did a swab. The test she did in the office came back negative for everything but the lab said I'm positive for B-Strep. I got the call today about this and the nurse told me they normally don’t test for this until 36 weeks. At this moment I am waiting to go to the pharmacy to get my antibiotics. So should I be worried or thankful I know about this now at 24 weeks? I did some research saying I will have more antibiotics when I go into labor and how it can pass down to my child. I don't know is there anyone out there who had a positive B-Strep?
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317019 tn?1532969186
i have not been positive for strep b but i know of women who have and their babies were ok.....during delivery you will get antibiotics through the iv that is already in

615752 tn?1361871586
They will usually give you antibiotics during delivery but the antibiotics are fine and won't harm baby.
1110747 tn?1295847643
thanks for the feed back. I hate that I dont see my OB untill end of the month to get the 411 on everything on this.
691102 tn?1252879975
I tested positive with 2 of my 3 children and had iv antibiotics while in labour and they also gave me a weeks worth of oral antibiotics when i came back positive for it.  Once baby was born they keep you in for 24 hours just to monitor them to make sure they weren't showing any symptoms then we got to go home. They thought my son had a raised temp and kept us in an extra night but it was a fulse alarm. I honestly think i'm going to test positive this time also as like you i'm also itchy and have been treating myself for thrush and hopong its all clear before i go for swabs in 2 weeks with my midwife.
Hope this helps.
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