Actually unrelated. I did garlic for yeast infections and did not split the garlic. I tried the yogurt too but was not as successful. The garlic cleared it right up pronto. It was in college and I did a little drawing of things that have been in my vagina. Garlic was a fun one to add to this collage.
I was told somewhere along the line that a homebirth with beta strep positive would transfer me to the hospital in 14 hours. I was doing doctors visits and only interviewed one midwife, was also told that she was the only one that would do a homebirth in my county since a lawsuit had happened so recently. The midwife I have now said a transfer for GBS was pretty ridiculous. Might have been a doc that said about the transfer. 5+ years ago and those details are getting a little foggy. Anyway I didn't want to pay for a homebirth get my hopes up and then have a likely transfer. Obviously the docs said nothing to me about garlic or yogurt. This is where I look back at myself and say duh, you've used this treatment before why not then. But then I remember what a crazy home life I had then and give myself love. I've come along way as a parent, mostly a single parent. I did not get the IV in the hospital anyway I was fully dilated upon entering the hospital so there was no time. I came in and they told me to push and he was born in about 20 minutes. Not what I was expecting as a first timer.
Now let me tell you my son did get sick. His 7 day check up at the peds office was fine 2 days later we were in ICU for 2 weeks. As we left ICU three different very expensive experts said what he had had was three different things. One said it was from GBS and two said something different. WTF? My gut says he picked up something from well baby visit. And I'm never taking a newborn into a peds office for a well baby visit again. Yay midwife well baby checks!