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post #21 of 26

Thanks for the really helpful info everyone.  So sorry to hear about fellow mamas' GBS+ results. 

 

Aside from figuring out my decision on the abx (and great advice about contacting the ped about extended hospital stay--that makes total sense, duh), I am going to start taking a separate probiotic (my prenatal has some, but it's minimal) to try to temper the penacillin's effects on me & the baby, if I do end up with the IV abx.  Doing some reseach yesterday (and will run this by my OB at my appointment this week), anyone familiar with Bio-Kult?  How about Fem Dophilus by Jarrow?

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by melinstar View Post

Thanks for the really helpful info everyone.  So sorry to hear about fellow mamas' GBS+ results. 

 

Aside from figuring out my decision on the abx (and great advice about contacting the ped about extended hospital stay--that makes total sense, duh), I am going to start taking a separate probiotic (my prenatal has some, but it's minimal) to try to temper the penacillin's effects on me & the baby, if I do end up with the IV abx.  Doing some reseach yesterday (and will run this by my OB at my appointment this week), anyone familiar with Bio-Kult?  How about Fem Dophilus by Jarrow?


My midwife suggested the Fem Dopphilus.
post #23 of 26

Taking probiotics once I found out I was GBS positive was what I did last time.  I usually don't have any yeast issues but I am sure it was helpful in maintaining my good bacteria and was thankful I didn't have any thrush/issues with breastfeeding (just the minor food allergies which who really knows what caused that!).

 

It helps to take a few different high quality formulas I think because they all have different concentrations and types of probiotics in them.  Right now I am taking jarrow, new chapter and fem dolphilus on a rotating basis.  Also, I would suggest buying an infant formula to give to your baby when he/she is born as well.  I am planning to do that this time and wish I had last time!  Probiotics, in my opinion, can only be helpful and never hurtful!

 

I have heard great things about http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/HLC-Neonate-Powder-by-Pharmax-40Non-Returnable41_p_60.html (from the mothering allergy community actually) and moss nutrition Klaire Labs Ther biotic makes one for infants too.  I have the Klaire labs one from my son so I am going to be using that one.

 

I looked through the cdc information and am resigned to the fact that if I don't get antibiotics in time the ped will make me stay for at least 24 hours and I am hoping I can convince her to let me go after that (if my labor and birth go quickly and my water is not broken for a long time) so that means at least one night in the hospital.  At least I can prepare me and my 3 year old for it (never spent the night away from him before).

 

 

 

post #24 of 26
yay! I just had to rejoice somewhere that I got a neg result this time. It makes me a little nervous that I did it myself vs my midwife so what if it's a false negative. I plan to do the hibiclens wash protocol during labor anyway, just because it couldn't hurt anything (RIGHT??!! correct me if I'm wrong).
This time as soon as I transferred to midwife I started taking probiotics and grapefruit seed extract oil. Maybe it worked!!
post #25 of 26
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joy.gif Yay, good for you! I got my negative yesterday and I was shocked--but will absolutely take the pass on the whole treatment rig-a-marol 
 

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Originally Posted by mamahen2coop View Post

yay! I just had to rejoice somewhere that I got a neg result this time. It makes me a little nervous that I did it myself vs my midwife so what if it's a false negative. I plan to do the hibiclens wash protocol during labor anyway, just because it couldn't hurt anything (RIGHT??!! correct me if I'm wrong).
This time as soon as I transferred to midwife I started taking probiotics and grapefruit seed extract oil. Maybe it worked!!


 

post #26 of 26

I am planning a home birth and tested positive at 31 weeks.  Did two weeks of garlic (insert at night ) and 15 drops of Grapefruit seed extract mixed with Emergen-C daily and had a negative test at 36 weeks.  Simple solutions for some peace of mind....

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