This is just a small part of the birth trauma I experienced, and it's been 11 years already, but to this day I still wonder what really happened.
My first dd came FAST. My labor started at 10:15 pm and she was born by 2:00 am. When I arrived at the hospital at 1:26 am I was only 4 centimeters, but less than 20 minutes later I was a 10 and she was born after only 2 or 3 pushes.
I held her for less than a minute and then she was whisked away because the nurse noticed that she was grunting and not breathing right. She was on oxygen for 6 hours for "wet lungs."
Later on the nurses came to me and said she had an infection. They said knew this because she had a high white blood cell count and a fever. The doctor ordered IV antibiotics. The next day they said they found the infection. It was GBS in her BLADDER. I was shocked. Has anyone here ever heard of GBS in the bladder of a newborn??? I asked how this could happen and no one seemed to have an answer for me.
The thing that bothers me to this day about all of this is that I asked how they found the GBS in her bladder and they said they catheterized her TWICE in the nursery. I was never asked to consent to this. They just did it and told me later.
So, my questions are:
Has anyone here ever heard of GBS in a newborn's bladder?
Do they really have the right to catheterize a newborn without parental consent?
How can a newborn get GBS in the bladder?
Also, anyone else ever have a baby with wet lungs? Is it because she was born in her bag? (My water never broke).