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I'm almost 36 weeks pregnant. Symptoms started on the 14th feb, didn't know what it was then, but had typical symptoms for it. Went to the doc on the 16th. Was severly dehydrated by this stage, my urine was brown! The nurse whom I saw first, contacted the midwife and she said to put me on a drip, but when I saw the doc he said I didnt need it....huh?!! ok. so he prescribed me antacids and nausea pills. Said come back in 2 days with a specimen if I still have it. I was in excruciating pain with cramps and braxton hicks every few minutes by that stage. But home I went, to look after my 1yr old 3yr old, 9yr old and 11 yr old plus 7 day a week business. (luckily I'm just working from home now)
So I still had it really bad 2 days later, I hadn't eaten anything the whole time, just having fluids set off the cramps hence the dehydration. Took in a specimen and saw another doc, who then gave me panadein and electrolytes and put me on a drip! Feel much better now (this was yesterday) and have managed to eat something today.
Got a call tonight from the first doc with the test results but he didn't explain much. Just how you get it. I've can't figure out how I got it. No one else in the household has it...yet cross fingers. But no one has contracted it the same time as me, so not something I've eaten. All I can think of is not washing my hands properly after changing a soiled nappy?
So it looks like I'm on the mend, but I've been googling it and some sites say that it's bad for the fetus - intrauterine infection of the fetus, abortion, stillbirth, or early neonatal death. Not once did any of the docs, nurse or midwife want to check out the baby. He seems to be moving fine, although not tonight....
From another site - In one case,Campylobacter infection at 28 weeks of gestation was associated with premature labour and delivery with subsequent neonatal sepsis and death. One other infant developed Campylobacter jejuni enterocolitis at 3 days of age. (thats scary as hell!)
Another site says antibiotic treatment is recommended for pregnant women nearing term. No docs have suggested that. Should I be on antibiotics?
How would another Doctor or Midwife treat this situation? Going of course from the first doc visit when we weren't sure what I had but I declared all the symptoms of campylobacter even down to the gooey stools! (tmi!)
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