I'm pregnant with my second baby, currently 18 weeks. I tested positive for GBS after my waters broke early (after 37 weeks, but 3 days before birth). I didn't receive antibiotics until the 3rd day, after induction. We stayed in for 48 hours after birth for them to check my sons temp, culture etc and my son received antibiotics.
I'm now nervous about the second labour, as i've had conflicting advice from midwifes. But the final response appears to be that they won't test me for GBS, or give me antibiotics during labour, unless my sons tested positive for GBS. I'm 95% certain he didn't, as I wouldn't have forgotten that! But it was all a bit of a whirlwind, and I didn't realise how bad GBS could be until afterwards. But since I've under a different NHS trust now, I will attempt to get my old records.
Even if I can persuade them to test on admittal, obviously my labour may be much quicker this time, whereby there would be no time to test. I'm seeing a consultant about this at around 36 weeks. Is there anything anyone can recommend I do in the interim?
Also, is anyone aware if premature rupture of membranes (post 37 weeks), is more likely to occur in subsequent labours? I believe there is a link between GBS and PRM.