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post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by rnra View Post

 

 

The only time GBS status is carried over from one pregnancy to another is if the baby is infected with GBS after delivery.  If a baby has GBS sepsis, then all future pregnancies are automatically treated as GBS+.

 

If the mom is GBS+ but the baby has no after effects, then that GBS "episode" is null and void during the next pregnancy and testing is done again.

This is not always the case. I have had many friends whose OBs said it wasn't necessary to test in subsequent pregnancies since they were + in a previous one :(

Obviously, any testing done at anytime is really only a snapshot of the NOW at that moment though and should not be considered relevant beyond 3-5 weeks since your culture/status can change during that short of time, yet we also have OBs and CNMWs who are testing in early pregnancy and taking those results, too.

IMO, the routine testing isn't necessary nor is the ABX treatment. Just another intervention.

 

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by kaliki_kila View Post
 Are you going to give your baby probiotics if you do get the antibiotics?  I'm not sure if the midwife would know what kind is best, but I can ask at my next appointment.

 

I plan to give my baby probiotics if I do the abx. I have to find out exactly how + how much, but as far as I understand you can put a little powder on your nipple and it gets to the baby like that. My midwife will show me how to do it after the birth. Keep in mind that it's important to keep up probiotic use yourself before and after; but especially afterr because the probiotics you take before taking abx get wiped out (abx wipes out good and bad bacteria). Good luck!

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