Scheduled C/S and GBS?

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Registered: 07-05-2003
Scheduled C/S and GBS?
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Tue, 11-11-2008 - 8:54pm

OK, so another thing to worry about... :)


If you test + for GBS (my doctor said she tests C/S too, just to be safe), and you have a scheduled C/S for early morning, when do they start you on antibiotics?

 

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 11-12-2008 - 1:24pm

They shouldn't need you in the night before, they will start your IV in your pre op hospital room, and start the IV antibiotics before the surgery, usually the pre op procedures start about 1 hour before surgery so your IV will be started at that time. Many Docs will give IV antibiotics even if the mom does not test + just to prevent post op infections.

Hope that helps.

Dionne

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Wed, 11-12-2008 - 1:46pm

I don't have first hand experience with your question, but I have already scheduled my C section and they have yet to do my GBS test. I already have my "orders" for day of delivery. They want me there 2 hours before hand to do all the pre-op stuff. I imagine if I test + for GBS that it will be during those 2 hours that they start the antibiotics.


Great question for your doctor, though!!


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Registered: 07-05-2003
Wed, 11-12-2008 - 7:12pm

Hey Heide-


I'm jealous you already have all your info for your C/S!

 

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Thu, 11-13-2008 - 6:33pm

Yes! We are booked for the 29th. My procedure will be at 8am but I have to check in at 6am for all the pre procedure stuff - IV, monitoring, etc.

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 2:05pm

Hey - I talked with my doctor about the GBS screen this mornng and she mentioned that they choose

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Registered: 07-05-2003
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 8:37pm

Hey Heide-


Interesting!

 

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 11:02pm

I am feeling okay, but tired. Ready to have this baby!! 5 weeks to go - UGG! I wish it was sooner.

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