Repeat C/S questions...

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Registered: 07-05-2003
Repeat C/S questions...
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Thu, 10-30-2008 - 8:19pm

From your experiences, when you know you will be having a c-section...


Does the doctor still check your cervix for dilation/effacement?

 

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 9:12pm

My OB didnt check for dilation and also did not do the strep testing on my second birth. I did have to have an amnio because they wanted to ensure the lungs were strong enough right before the surgery.


Amy

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Registered: 07-05-2003
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 10:21pm
Thanks!

 

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 5:53am

Hmmm.. interesting questions! I didn't ask my doc the first one - but it would make sense to me that if you have a later c section scheduled they might want to check you for dialation to make sure that you're not going into labor. My doc has always given me the option of being checked -- she never told me that I had to be -- so I figure that I'll forgo that this go round. As for the strep test, my doc said that they would prefer to do it even though I'm scheduling this go round and I've never been positive. Seems odd to me!


Looking forward to hearing what others have to say on these topics!

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Fri, 10-31-2008 - 8:02am

I had the beta strep test and my ob checked my cervix


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Fri, 10-31-2008 - 10:04am
I didn't have either of them done. My dr. said because I was having a c/s and if I didn't "feel" any labor pains that I didn't need to be checked. And I thought the strep B culture only needs to be done if your LO is coming down the birth canal.
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Wed, 11-05-2008 - 5:33am

Hey there...first time on this board!!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 5:20pm

GBS causes infections in the womb, in the amniotic fluid, following cesarean sections, and in the urinary tract and it is found in the intestines as well. Because of this most doctors will test for it even if you are having a c-section to be sure that if you are + you receive pre op antibiotics to prevent infection in you & the baby.

It's not a big deal to be tested for but can be a big deal if not treated. In my personal opinion if you have declined pre op antibiotics or you have not discussed pre op antibiotics with your doc yet then you should be tested to be sure that you are not GBS+. If the test comes back + you will be given pre op antibiotics to protect you and the baby.

Good luck to you and keep us posted.

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Tue, 11-11-2008 - 4:51pm

Thanks for the responses.


I asked my doctor today, and she said she did do the GBS test and also checks for dilation starting about 35 weeks.

 

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