I got some disturbing news from the lab at my OB office. I tested positive for Group B Strep. I was negative with my first two daughters. Wondering if there's any correlation to having had Mirena between my 2nd and 3rd pregnancy.....
Hi Nile...I had Group b with both of my boys pre-Mirena. I think my sister didn't have it with her first, but did have it 8 years later with her second. Dr.s say some people have it some don't. I just had antibiotics as soon as i got to the hospital before I delivered. Hope this helps. Best of luck with your delivery, I know your close! Keep us posted!
I am not pregnant, but I have been battling a post-mirena UTI for about 3 months now, most recently with the infection-causing bacteria being Group B Strep! I have never experienced anything like this, usually I have acute symptoms of UTI which pass with the first antibiotic tablet and a lot of water, and usually it's your run-of-the-mill bacteria (E. Coli) causing it. This one is hanging on for many rounds of treatments and driving me pretty much insane.
So while I'm not delivering a baby any time soon (haven't been able to have conventional sex with this blasted UTI for quite some time!) perhaps the hormonal changes Mirena put us through makes us all more susceptible to GBS.
And like SRHarder said, you shouldn't have a problem with delivery since they identified GBS, and can easily treat you for it. Best of luck with the new addition!
My sister has group B strep (only with her third baby born a couple months ago) and said it was no big deal: just antibiotics at delivery or something. Maybe try probiotics after to help counteract the drugs?
Bass 81, my cousin has had repeated uti's her whole life. Some time ago, she started on D-Mannose (2 capsules a day) and hasn't had one since. My 3 yr.old daughter had a uti in January (her first one), took Septra for it, and then developed another one a week later. They put her on Augmentin and said she would need to see a pediatric urologist if she had another one (I was thoroughly freaked out). I've been giving her a capsule of Mannose each day (I pour the Sugar powder into her milk), and so far she's been okay for about 2 months. Every week we get behind us is a sign she's doing better. Just a thought!
Unfortunately, I already take D-Mannose, but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick. D-Mannose is most effective with E. Coli bacteria. This Strep B seems to be hanging on no matter what! Luckily I never had a UTI until I was in my late 20s, and even more frequently with Mirena. I'm hopeful that when my hormones get in line that this problem may fade?
My thoughts are with all of you, and with your daughter HappyFamily!
Thanks for your kind words! That's good info about the Mannose - that it works better with E.Coli. I really don't know much about it. My daughter's culture was positive for E. Coli, so I guess I'll keep using it.