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Had my strep b swab at 36 weeks. It's just testing for a bacteria -strep b. Apparently everyone has this bacteria present as some stage in their life. And there are no symptoms/ signs that you have strep b unless u do a swab. They test for it because if you have strep b as your baby passes through they can get strep b and can be harmful to newborns. So if you are positive they will give you antibiotics when your water breaks. This will pass through to your baby and protect baby from strep b.
Nothing too serious just a routine test that they do.
I didn't have group strep b with my first born but i had it while i was pregnant with my 2nd. Do not know how i got it but just did.
i was supposed to have anti-biotics when i went into labour but because my whole labour from start to finish was 1hr 36mins it was way too quick for the anti-biotics to get into my system so i didn't need it.
try not to stress about it, as long as the dr/midwifes know about it you will be fine.
I think i had them both at 36 weeks & my first born went 8 days over & my 2nd born was smack bam on my due date.
Hope that helps smile
36 weeks is the normal time to do the strep b swab. I only did mine at 35 weeks because I requested to have a blood test, and she said ah well might as well put that on the form too.
I had to do both, thats what they do at the hospital I had my kids, only thing is at 31weeks was done by the Dr on an examination so only cervix was swabbed