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post #21 of 26
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Did the swab today, so will know in a few days. Only "nice" thing about it was that I got to swab myself in the privacy of the restroom.

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by chispita View Post

Did the swab today, so will know in a few days. Only "nice" thing about it was that I got to swab myself in the privacy of the restroom.


I'm glad I got to do the same thing. My results came back yesterday and I was negative! Hopefully you have the same results. If positive there are other options besides antibiotics in labor that have good results. You can do a garlic and probiotics regimen, which you could find info via google or the birth board here.

post #23 of 26
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I won't do antibiotics in labor only because of GBS, it's mostly a just in case if we end up transferring, or baby ends up needing to be hospitalized (which shouldn't happen, but there's that whole family history of severe early newborn jaundice thing...)

post #24 of 26
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I won't do antibiotics in labor only because of GBS, it's mostly a just in case if we end up transferring, or baby ends up needing to be hospitalized (which shouldn't happen, but there's that whole family history of severe early newborn jaundice thing...)

Hopefully there are no issues or transfers. =D

 

Increased jaundice is more likely to happen with a breastfed baby, since breast feeding is the norm you can say that jaundice is normal. I remember reading a long time ago that a babies increased bili rates increases their immune system slightly(I tried googling but nothing came right up, short on time today.) I think that since jaundice is normal there probably is a reason for it. My daughter  had jaundice pretty good and we just nursed lots in the window or on the porch getting some sun.

http://bfmed.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/jaundice-breastfeeding-both-normal-for-newborns/

post #25 of 26
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Indeed, but there are other forms of jaundice that start sooner due to blood incompatibilities and / or hemolytic processes (for some reason more blood is being broken up than should be), some of which start within 24h of birth - as opposed to 3-5 days later with normal physiological jaundice.

 

Luckily MIL managed to dig up the hospital report from when DH was hospitalized and got blood transfusions at barely 24h old (talk about randomly saving pieces of paper and having them come in handy over 30 years later!), so we know the exact bilirubin number that got the whole panic started ... and they were really too aggressive back in the day. Nowadays that number would have got him started on phototherapy, but not going straight to a transfusion!

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by chispita View Post

Indeed, but there are other forms of jaundice that start sooner due to blood incompatibilities and / or hemolytic processes (for some reason more blood is being broken up than should be), some of which start within 24h of birth - as opposed to 3-5 days later with normal physiological jaundice.

 

Luckily MIL managed to dig up the hospital report from when DH was hospitalized and got blood transfusions at barely 24h old (talk about randomly saving pieces of paper and having them come in handy over 30 years later!), so we know the exact bilirubin number that got the whole panic started ... and they were really too aggressive back in the day. Nowadays that number would have got him started on phototherapy, but not going straight to a transfusion!

True, but normal breast milk jaundice is the most likely and shouldn't be a big deal. :3 Well hopefully its just mild jaundice for all our babies!

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