I haven't heard about the Grapeseed extract much in regards to GBS. Does anyone have more information on this? And for those inserting garlic, how are you doing it? I've read several different protocols. Some say to cut it, some say don't, Is there any kind of standard protocol for the garlic? I have my test a week from Friday and as I was GBS + with my last pregnancy, I really want to avoid that this time around if I can. So I'm considering doing some preemptive stuff before the test. I've been taking a probiotic off and on this entire pregnancy. So hopefully that helps!
The garlic (to the best of my knowledge) is stronger when it's cut, but it can irritate some women. I've heard you can make a few nicks in the peeled clove, or you can cut a clove in half and insert it. You can also wrap it in gauze and/or sew a piece of thread into it for easy removal. If even the nicks bother you, I'd try a whole, peeled clove. I plan to start with a few nicks in the clove, and if it doesn't bother me, then I will cut it in half. It's best to insert at night, because you might taste the garlic in your mouth (this is a good/normal side effect...it means it's working)
I think I remember reading to do this every night for 7-8 nights before the GBS test. (Which is what I will do, in addition to resuming when my due date gets closer to make sure I am negative for the birth.)