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Vaginal Birth When Mother Has Group B Strep
OB/peds have protocl: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated. Babies are monitored & treated if any signs appear that suggest invasive disease. ...Read more
Im 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?
Discuss with OB: I would expect the OB to be extra vigilant. Since GBS can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. IV antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Having different blood types should not prevent you from becoming pregnant and carrying a successful pregnancy. Since your blood type is RH negative, you will need an injection of Rhogam at 28 weeks, after you give birth, and anytime you have bleeding during your pregnancy to prevent problems in a future pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: Group b strep (gbs) is a gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as streptococcus agalactiae. It is not the same as group a strep which causes strep throat. It is a bacteria which can spread from mother to newborn infants and is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in the United States during a newborn's first week of life. It is not restricted to premature infants. ...Read more
Since 2013 urine cultures show group b strep 50000-100000. Delivered 2 babies gbs+ for both. Is this somethig that will always show in my urine? Harm?
Maybe/not: GBS is an incidental finding in the poop of everyone. Because of the structure of the genitals it is a common contaminant of the female genital tract. As many as a 3rd of women carry it off & on at any given time. Other that a risk for vulnerable newborns and the occasional UTI it is considered benign. Oral meds will not eradicate it, which is why they are given IV during labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OB/peds have protocl: Gbs carriage is common & ob's & peds have protocols (patterns) they follow to provide worthwhile testing & surveillance to guide treatment.Only a portion of gbs exposed infants will have any need for medication.If mom comes in during labor they usually receive abx in an IV to kill off the germ.That seems effective enough to reduce the need to rx the baby.Discuss with your concerns/ pediatrician. ...Read more
Why do you ask ?: Group b strep is occasionally found as a benign inhabitant of the GI tract & does create problems for newborns delivered to women who have it in their genital tract. Pregnant women go through transient periods where it is present & the disappears but rarely have any problem other than a UTI with it. It is not a germ known to cause waves of infection to people who are exposed. ...Read more
I am pregnant and group b strep positive. I have an external hemorrhoid that is bleeding. Can the GBS get into my blood through hemy and effect baby?
No: unless your infection become systemic that mean in your blood stream there is no danger to the baby and if it did you will be super sick and your own life could be in danger most likely your strep have no way of going to your system via your bleeding hemorrhoid ...Read more
If mothers blood group is rhs O neg and baby blood group is O positive what would the fathers blood group be?
Father's blood type: Father is O positive. In the A-B-O nomenclature, A and B and dominant and Rh + is dominant over Rh -. That means that the baby had to get an O allele from both mother and father and at least one Rh + allele from a parent. Mom is OO neg neg and that means that the father has to be OO pos neg or OO pos pos. Either way, the father is phenotypically O pos. ...Read more
Had 2 miscarriages recently. I'm RH neg and babys father is RH pos. RH shot given both times. Any chance of carrying his child to full term?
MTHFR: Many causes are unknown. One that can be tested for is the MTHFR gene defect. Ask your obgyn or geneticist. It stands for methyltetrahydrofolate reductase. This gene controls the metabolism of folic acid and can lead to miscarriages if there is a problem with this enzyme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is 4 mnths pregnant,nd her blood group is B Negative nd mine is B Positive. Is there any harm to baby in her womb or what going to happen.
Can a blood group a positive mother and a blood group b positive father give birth to an o positive child?
Blood types: Yes. Blood type is determined by the presence or absence of genes encoding the a or b protein on the red blood cell surface. It only takes one copy of the a or b gene to generate the respective protein. So if the mother was ao and the father was bo they would have a 25% chance of an oo child. If either parent had two copies of the gene an o type would be impossible. ...Read more
39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?
A former pupil complains that after she went on the birth control implant after giving birth at 15, she has foul-smelling vaginal bleeding.
Hepatits B positive mother delivered vaginally when we give her baby hepatitsB lmmunoglobulin within how many hours?
Just after delivery: That means the injection is supposed to be given as soon as possible. That also means that if the injection is not available at birth, it can be given as soon as it becomes available. Of course, the vaccine is also given at birth, and again 1 month later... with the third dose 5 months after the second dose. ...Read more
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