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Signs of Group B Strep Infection

๐Ÿฆ  Baby experiences respiratory distress; seems to be breathing faster than normal, is struggling to breathe, makes grunting or other unusual noises, stops breathing and/or takes long gasps between breaths.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Baby experiences temperature less than 36*C or more than 38*C, experiences temperature changes (either up or down) or has poor peripheral perfusion (cold or pale hands or feet). โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Baby experiences changes in heart rate or unexpectedly needs resuscitation. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Baby seems lethargic or floppy, or behaviour or responsiveness seems unusual. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Baby has feeding difficulties or refuses to feed; baby canโ€™t tolerate food, experiences vomiting and/or has a distended abdomen. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Baby experiences seizure. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Baby becomes jaundiced within 24 hours of birth. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Baby has signs of bleeding, which may manifest as bruises or unusual swelling, especially on the head.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿฆ  Other signs of infection in babies include hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), hypotension (low blood pressure), oxygen desaturation (lowered amount of O2 being carried in the blood) and metabolic and/or respiratory acidosis. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € These are not, however, things that can normally be checked without specialised knowledge and/or equipment. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € As a parent, always trust your instinct. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Use your BRAIN tool you learn in your hypnobirthingandme class (I = Instinct). Trust it in pregnancy, labour and as a parent. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿ“ธ Thank you again @iwanrunner for letting me use this picture. Iwan doing his thing for Group B Strep Support ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € For more on hypnobirthing courses (link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป)



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