Tilly-Rose’s mum Hayley writes,
“My beautiful little girl Tilly-Rose was my second child after a very stressful birth she was born. We thought everything was OK, she looked perfect. Then when she was an hour or two old, the nurse asked how long she had been making those grunting noises. I didn’t think they were anything to worry about, but she went and got a midwife who took Tilly-Rose straight to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) unit.
I was terrified – no idea what was happening after hours of tests, lumbar puncture, X-rays, blood tests, we found out she had group B Strep sepsis.
Then we were transferred to another hospital and two weeks later she was home safe and sound. I really really can’t recommend getting tested in pregnancy enough. I had never even heard of GBS before. If it wasn’t for the amazing nurse who noticed her grunting, Tilly-Rose might not be here today. She is 3 now and full of life!
Oscar her baby brother was given antibiotics during labour which meant he came out perfectly healthy it really is so important so many lives can be saved with a simple test!”