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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Larissa View Post
GSE is also a good choice for remaining GBS free!
I had an appointment yesterday with my midwife, and she mentioned that we would do the GBS test in two weeks (36wk appt). I asked her whether we could re-test if it came back positive, and she said no, BUT strongly suggested that I start taking grapeseed oil extract three times a day right away. So I'm going to give it a shot. She also said that if I come back positive she will let me go to the hospital for the abx, leave the heplock in, and go home to labor a little longer if I feel like it. So that made me feel better.

I'm so happy that I switched from a traditional OB/Gyn to my OB/midwife practice. I can't imagine not having a midwife!
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by justKate View Post
...I asked her whether we could re-test if it came back positive, and she said no...
You can retest. Why would she say no? Your insurance may not want to pay for it, but it isn't expensive. I would demand a retest, or just refuse abx all together.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by firefly mama View Post
You can retest. Why would she say no? Your insurance may not want to pay for it, but it isn't expensive. I would demand a retest, or just refuse abx all together.
That's a good question--I don't know why I couldn't retest. I guess we'll see how it goes and then I can throw a fit if I have to and try to get them to retest me at 38wks...
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by justKate View Post
That's a good question--I don't know why I couldn't retest. I guess we'll see how it goes and then I can throw a fit if I have to and try to get them to retest me at 38wks...
I mean, it just makes no sense if you weren't allowed to retest. They KNOW this bacteria is transient and your status can change within days. Why wouldn't they want the most recent and accurate results to go by? Seems absurd and unethical NOT to take more accurate information if it was available.
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