It sounds like a dinosaur or something!
I have Group B Strep. Which is a bacteria infection that lives happily without causing any harm or symptoms in my lady bits. great!
When I say it causes no harm I’d be lying. When labour starts and more importantly my waters break it could cause life threatening circumstances to me or P2. I have a big orange sticker on my maternity notes. They found out about the strep B when I was first admitted to hospital at 24weeks in my pregnancy due to pains. I had a lovely little swab which has potentially saved P2s life!
I still do not understand how I didn’t have it with P1 – but magically have it now?!
I’ll be given antibiotics during my labour through a cannula. I have my heart set on a water labour/birth if I make it to 37weeks and I was gutted at the thought of not being able to have that because of a cannula.
So I discussed this with my midwife the last time I saw her… And yay! As long as I keep my hand/arm dry she couldn’t see any reason why I wouldn’t be allowed a water labour/birth. Which is very exciting.
On another note – I’ve had a really good Sunday.We’ll soon be tucking into jacket potatoes, tuna & sweet corn mayo and cheese. YUM!