Mason’s mum Sophie writes,
“I want to share my story to give people hope that things can work out fine after a diagnosis. At around 20 weeks pregnant I had a swab and found out I had group B Strep.
I had no clue what it was and the midwife explained I would need antibiotics in labour to make sure the baby didn’t become unwell. I was devastated and did all the research I could. It was in the back of my mind all throughout my pregnancy and I worried my baby was going to be unwell. At 41 weeks my baby was born, my waters broke and I called the triage as instructed to by my midwife and was seen straight away. Within the hour I was transferred to the birthing suite to be induced because I was not having contractions and they wanted the baby out because of the GBS. I was also given IV antibiotics.
Baby Mason was born that night healthy and was monitored for 24 hours. He’s now a very happy and healthy 4 month old and I’m very glad I found out when I did!! The Group B Strep Support group helped with information and learning about other people’s stories, so thank you!
Good luck to anyone else in the same position, it’s better knowing.”