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He checked me and I am still not dilated I can't be pregnant forever though, so I'm not too upset because I have like 19 days left until my due date, so she is coming out soon whether she likes it or not! & my strep B came back positive, which is kind of scary, but he said I shouldn't be worried unless he is worried!
I was dialated to a one at my last appt. But, the dr. said that is common in women who have had babies before. I wouldn't worry about dialation. It happens fast sometimes!! Sorry about the strep B. :-( I've never had it, so don't have any advice. I think it's common though.
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IT is a bummer when you go in and they tell you that nothing is happening!!! That will change though and if it doesn't you still won't be pg forever! As much as ppl don't like C-sections it is an option for getting that baby in your arms if your body isn't cooperating.
About the GBS thing-it really isn't that bad. The sucking part is the IV antibiotics while at the hospital. As long as you were already planning a hospital birth and pain meds it really doesn't affect your experience. As a first timer you will probably get to the hospital earlier than necessary anyways so it gives you plenty of time to get hooked up and medicated to the doc's satisfaction before baby comes. I was GBS positive last time -although my swab came back negative at 36 weeks, I apparently had a positive urine culture like 6 months earlier so the OB decided that I should have the antibiotics anyways. A lot of women come up positive and have no complications at all, so I agree with your Doc, don't worry yourself about it!!
Well my doctor said 15% of women are carriers of GBS, so I don't think its that common, but I'm not really worried about anything anymore, just hope my body gets with the program so I can avoid a c-section.
Sorry about the GBS. It was found in my urine last month, so I'll be needing the antibiotics too. I've never had it before and this is my sixth. I know others who have had it and everything turned out fine, so I'm trying not to hype about it. I really think it is more common than they say.
I've heard pretty mixed statistics about GBS - my mw said up to 50% of women are colonized to some degree. In any case, it's really not a big deal (especially if you're not paralyzingly afraid of IVs like I am). It's not harmful to mother. It *can* cause infection in babies when they're born and if that happens it sounds like it can be kind of scary, but FWIW the odds of a baby being infected even with a GBS+ mother are something like less than 5% (I forget off hand but it's pretty low). Most care providers simply give you IV antibiotics while you're laboring and that's that. You can decline the IV antibiotics and in that case, most doctors will just have you stay in the hospital for an extra day or two to ensure that the baby didn't pick up the GBS bacteria.
Don't worry about dilation (or lack thereof). It doesn't necessarily mean your body isn't preparing. Not much longer now, mama!
*Cautiously and excitedly expecting number two - shhh, if we're friends on Facebook. *
^^Exactly what she said I was GBS+ for my last two pregnancies and you just get two doses (if possible) of antibiotics during labor. It only takes something like 30 minutes to put in a dose. It really is no big deal. I am hoping they can do my GBS test at my next appt for the u/s next week. Right now there are no appts available in two weeks for my 36 week check-up, so I am on a waiting list. Gotta love military health care!
Josh and Kim - proud parents to Byron, Elijah, Abigail, Connor, Kara, and Baby
yep as the others said dilation isn't much of an indicator of much with your first...can make progress at any point! i was 1cm barely at almost 39 weeks with my first.
As far as gbs i think the other girls covered it, but while it may seem like15% isn't much, i think EVERYONE knows someone who has had it. i haven't yet, but that doesn't mean i won't...probably getting swabbed on monday. joy. as long as you get your antibiotics it's all good. the only thing that is really important is that they know.
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I'm not dilated either. Bummer. My cervix is even really high still, though soft. Oh well. It can change so fast, it really doesn't tell you that much anyway (this is what I like to tell myself, lol).
And Strep B is really nothing to be scared about. Any complications from it are so easy to prevent, it's super rare for a baby to get sick from it. Don't worry about it. I've been positive for a couple pregnancies and negative for a couple. It's annoying, only because I'd rather not have the IV. I will probably find out in a few days whether mine came back positive or not.
Mom to Titus (10), Isaiah (8), Noelle (6), Joel (4), Hannah (2), and baby due Sept 10!