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Group B Strep and Natural Birth?

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Aisha posted this 10 May 2019

I had group B strep as did half of the pregnant population I believe. Of course I delivered in hospital but hopefully home birth doesn’t affect that adversely. It’s fairly common. 

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Sarah posted this 02 June 2019

Yes... I've heard of people being healed from it, but I couldn't find anything. I had it with 2 of my babies. It is inconvenient because you have to be at the hospital for 4 hours when you're in labor to get the full round of antibiotics.

user4 posted this 03 June 2019

I don't know much about this, but I know for a fact that you can birth at home without antibiotics if you have GBS. My friend had it and birthed at home with a midwife.

Stacy posted this 08 August 2019

Yes, and they also did the antibiotic treatment on my daughters eyes. 

I have never heard of any experience with an at home birth, I would consult your midwife! 

Yes... I've heard of people being healed from it, but I couldn't find anything. I had it with 2 of my babies. It is inconvenient because you have to be at the hospital for 4 hours when you're in labor to get the full round of antibiotics.

Daisy posted this 21 September 2019

I currently have GBS and it is the first time I had ever heard of it, so needless to say, it kind of scared me. But after some education and seeing discussions such as this one, I know that all should be okay. However; for me, I don't know if I will be having a vaginal delivery with this current pregnancy or not because my 1st one, was an emergency c-section. 

Amanda posted this 22 September 2019

I have wondered about this. This is my first child and I had no idea about this strep b test until I was given the lay out of my appointments. I know they swab you but what exactly happens if you do test positive?

Heather posted this 26 September 2019

I believe many moms have this. They will treat you with an IV abx during labor, I am not sure if they will do this with a homebirth or if you would have to deliver at hospital.

Stacey posted this 26 September 2019

I did not have GBS with my first pregnancy, however; with the current pregnancy (8 years later) I was told I have GBS. It scared me because I knew nothing about and kind of still don't other than that they do give you antibiotics prior to delivery while you are in hospital. I am still not certain if I have to have a c-section or will be able to have a natural vaginal birth either. 

Charlotte posted this 13 November 2019

I have no clue, but maybe speak to your doctor.  Explain your health plan and maybe also talk to a midwife?

Sam posted this 17 November 2019

Both my children I had natural birth . But eathier one good long the baby is heathy ...

Lilly posted this 05 May 2020

I think as long as you have antibiotics before it is ok. Talk to you midwife. Group B strep is not something to mess with or have your kiddo born with.

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