I am 37 weeks pregnant and an FTM. I just found out I tested positive for Group B Strep and will be given antibiotics when I go into labor. I’m super nervous about passing it to my baby and was wondering if any other moms have experienced this, and if so, did you continue with a vaginal birth or opt for a c-section, and if you had a vaginal birth, was your baby okay? Thanks so much.
About 1/4 of women are gbs positive. As long as you get the antibiotics before delivery, it’s typically not a problem. It’s not a reason for a c-section.
I had it with a couple of my babies and I had vaginal births with all of them. They gave the antibiotics to me during labor an none of my babies ended up getting it
I was positive , got antibiotics while in labor baby was fine with vaginal delivery
I had it, and it didn’t pass relax, I think you’ll be fine! Had vaginal still, no issues
So I had this and I was freaking out. I ended up getting induced a week early so they gave me the antibiotics right away when they started the meds. My daughter is 7 months almost 8 and a happy healthy baby girl.
I had it and went with a vaginal birth. No issues.
I was positive had antibiotics my labour was prolonged so I could get them Baby was fine.
I had it with a few of mine. You will be fine. You will be given antibiotics when you are admitted in. All mine were vaginal. Don’t be scared. You and baby will be great!
I was positive. I would have needed antibiotics but instead I wouldnt dilate and needed an emergency c section. I would have went vaginal if I could have with the antibiotics
You get antibiotic through an IV during labor that prevent you from passing it onto your baby. I had this with my recent child and she’s perfectly fine! We had a vaginal birth.
The antibiotics will help and keep baby safe and from you passing it. Don’t stress over it
My son came before they can administer it… his white blood tested a lil high and was given some antibiotics. His levels tested normal within 48 hrs. They need atleast 4 hrs to give you the penicilyn for it and youll be fine. Baby too. I am allergic to penecylin and benedril so I was screwed either way. They still allowed me to have a vaginal birth.
I had group b strep with my last and they didn’t even have time to give me antibiotics. But my water didn’t break tell i started pushing and I had her out within like 4 pushes so they weren’t to worried about her getting sick because of it. But as a precaution they kept me and baby for 2 days to make sure she was ok
Just did antibiotics, didn’t bother me, or my baby. no biggy, a lot of people have it and don’t pass it on.
It’s a very small risk you will pass it to baby. That’s why they give you the antibiotics it cuts the chances even lower. It is super common to have group b strep. Complications from group b are rare and seen more in premature babies.
They won’t do a csection for group b i have had 6 kids positive with all of them. 4 vaginal and 2 emergency csections and got the meds before each were delivered that were fine
You can NOT choose a C Section for GBS positive. You will be okay with just getting the antibiotics.
They give u antibiotics before delivering.
I was positive with both babies. They told me it’s not a problem as long as you go to the hospital as soon as your water breaks to get the antibiotics and had them vaginally. I got the erythromycin on their eyes to be extra safe. Both my babies are healthy.