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37 wks pregnant w 3rd baby tested + for gbs why did I not test + w my other 2 pregnancies?

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Dr. David Weissman
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In brief: Group B Strep

I can't answer why your doctor would not have tested you previously.
What I CAN tell you are the recommendations about GBS testing and pregnancy. Normally, ALL pregnant women are screened between 35 and 37 weeks, except for (1) women who previously had a baby with GBS or (2) women who have had a urinary tract infection caused by GBS during current pregnancy. Those women get treated regardless.

In brief: Group B Strep

I can't answer why your doctor would not have tested you previously.
What I CAN tell you are the recommendations about GBS testing and pregnancy. Normally, ALL pregnant women are screened between 35 and 37 weeks, except for (1) women who previously had a baby with GBS or (2) women who have had a urinary tract infection caused by GBS during current pregnancy. Those women get treated regardless.
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