GBS Results - Page 2
I had an appt. today to schedule my c-section and they wanted to do a GBS swab Not because they might want to treat me during the birth, but "just in case the baby has an infection, it helps the Ped group to know if you're positive." Needless to say, I refused.
Mw isn't at all concerned about it & said we wouldn't even have time to do abx because they need to be given 4 hours before birth and I've never had a labor that long.
I'm already taking loads of probiotics for this stupid itchy crotch, so I'm hoping that helps. I mentioned a Hibiclens wash & mw said it wasn't a bad idea. She said to do it every time I shower & then once labor starts.
I just found this website that looks like it has tons of good alternative info.
Any suggestions from experienced mamas? Should I be worried? I'm so frustrated that my body is ripe for labor, I'm soooo close to birth and now I have to worry that maybe I don't want to go into labor yet.
I would be on the lookout for any signs of anything in baby, such as grunting, nasal flaring, retracting (under the sternum retracting when they breathe), breathing fast (tachypnea) beyond what's considered normal "transitioning" for baby, temperature instability, extreme sleepiness beyond 24 hrs of birth, poor feeding, abnormal color or muscle tone, etc. The sooner it's caught the better.
And of course on the flip side, babies actually contracting GBS is rare. But it doesn't hurt to be aware, KWIM?
Thanks Julie, for typing all of that.
I feel SO much better after seeing my chiro today. I was in such a funk about it. I think it really screwed with my false labor on Monday night because I was really freaked out about going into labor and possibly passing it to him. I don't know if maybe it WAS real labor & I scared myself out of it or what.
So my chiro said to eat tons of fermented veggies, kefir & yogurt. I've already been taking 3 probiotics/day and eating tons of yogurt & homemade raw milk kefir (+ eating the kefir grains.) I have SO much in the way of fermented veggies because I was really productive this CSA season. So I came home and ate a ton of gingered beets. My chiro also said his wife didn't test for it but took preventative measures like lots of ferments + an acv/water rinse in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy.
I'll definitely do the rinse - it seems like acv fixes everything.
I'm worried that I'm messing with things too much. Using the Monistat cream internally has me freaked out because I don't like to use *anything* when not pregnant, but when I'm pregnant, it's a whole new level. So I worry that I'm messing with my vaginal flora. Then I read about using a half of a clove of garlic each night until labor but again, is it going to mess things up even more??
I think I'll do the hibiclens when labor starts, if I can get my mind around it. I always wake up in transition and it's hard to do anything that takes any amount of concentration.