I have never tested positive for this and never had an issue . however I have my test in 2 weeks and I want to be as informed as possible. so educate me girls. i trust you
group b strep
I did a tiny bit of preventative stuff with DS (probiotics and vaginal garlic) and tested negative. It is important to me to have a negative result on record in case we transfer to the hospital. This time I will be doing a more in-depth regimen very similar to the one in that last link from Maria Iorillo except with Echinacea tea and garlic cloves instead of capsules.
and the pediatricians will like you to get at least 2 doses. not really about the doses- more about the time frame. unless you have penicillin allergy they give you ampicillin (at least thats standard here) they give you 2 gm dose initially and then 1gm q 4hrs while in labor. If you don't get the 2nd dose sometimes more conservative peds will do blood work and/or treat the baby. Some REALLY conservative peds will do bloodwork and treat the baby anyway even if someone is in labor for 24 hours and got a gazillion doses.
never. i assume i must not have tested positive then? i had an iv lock with the last two babies but wasnt actually given anything.with the exception of after labor for baby 3 when they had to give me meds following the birth