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post #21 of 23

Thanks for this post.  With my first pregnancy I never tested positive, but this time I was tested EARLY on and it was positive in my urine.  I was shocked, and I honestly didn't believe my OB office (I don't believe much they tell me).  I agreed to antibiotics, but I am wondering how this will impact me in labor (I will be with a homebirth midwife at that point).

 

A few years ago I posted this link on my blog about alternative treatments for group b strep.

 

I think I'll have my midwife test me and if I'm STILL positive, I'll do the regimen and have her retest me closer to term.


Or at least that's what I'm thinking right now.

 

(I'm still in shock that they tested me at 6 weeks gestation)

post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mother Rising View Post

 

 

(I'm still in shock that they tested me at 6 weeks gestation)

uh..yes, that is ridiculous and reckless, IMO. Talk about early intervention! 

post #23 of 23

I tested positive for GBS with my first pregnancy, and had planned to get the antibiotics during labor. My labor happened so quickly and progressed faster than we could make it to the birth center, and had no time for them when we got there. Now that I know more about GBS I will opt out of the antibiotics this time if I test positive again. My midwife does a blood test at each appt after 30 weeks to test for it, as you can have it one day and test negative another.
 

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