Thursday, August 26, 2010

Group B Strep = Positive :(

I got a phone call from my OB nurse yesterday morning right before I was going into a meeting (great timing, right?) and she told me that I tested positive for Group B Strep in my urine.  After sending a panic filled email to the Mr. that had some not-so-feminine curse words in it, I ran into the meeting and bit my nails for the next hour. Actually, not literally, I have some pretty great nails that I don't bite.  But figuratively, you get my drift.

Fortunately, when I got it together and was able to see clearly and Google something, as well as ask fellow Bumpies, it turns out that it's fairly common (up to 30% of women are carriers) and it doesn't really affect anything until birth.  Since we know about it this early on, I will be considered high risk for GBS during delivery and will be pumped full of antibiotics before my scheduled C-section.  I've lived with the idea that since jr. high, I've been allergic to penicillin, so I guess I need to get tested somehow to see if that's true.  I don't want to risk using a less inferior antibiotic at birth because I might be allergic. 

Crisis averted!!!

1 comment:

  1. Eeeek! I would have freaked too. Hopefully you're not allergic!