Thursday, August 21, 2008

37 Week Update

I had my 37 week appt this week and found out that I tested positive for Group B Strep Infection. While it's not harmful to me, it could be harmful to the baby during delivery so I have to have IV antibiotics during labor/delivery to reduce the risk of spreading it to the baby. Having said that, my doctor and I decided to induce on Sept. 2 so that I can come in the night before and start the IV antibiotics to ensure that I get all the medicine necessary to protect the baby. So I will go into the hospital at 7pm on Sept. 1 and start the IV antibiotics and they will induce me at 6am on Sept. 2. This is a pretty common thing so we aren't worried about it, as long as we get the appropriate amount of antibiotics during labor. It's exciting to know that Andrew will be here in a week and a half though! :-)

5 comments:

Jen said...

wow...how exciting! i tested positive too and was worried about getting the meds in time too, but it all worked out and i didn't give it a second thought. we'll be thinking of you on sep 2nd!!

erin b said...

Kim, that is so exciting! Don't worry about the strep B. He will be so healthy and happy to see you all. I will be praying for a healthy delivery and that you can enjoy your 30th bday next week! I hope Jake will bake you a cake too. :) Love ya!

Shauna Lynn said...

i had strep B too! the antibiotics are ice cold and you can feel them going through your veins... it's bizarre! how nice to have the surprise element taken out... i personally feel its WAY overrated. we can't wait to meet baby drew!

Keith, Tiffany, Owen and Delia said...

a week and a 1/2. thats crazy!!! i cant wait to meet him.

Amy T. S. said...

Nice name! ;o)