Well, the midwives bring the actual ChlorHexadine solution (I guess I can probably get it at my appt next week and keep it at my house) but they asked me to get the actual douche at the pharmacy and empty out the bottle -- I could also have bought a douche apparatus (I can't bring myself to say douche bag
) but it was over $10 and the Summer's Eve was only $3.
BUt lemme tell ya -- this douche wasn't even "scented" and it reeked of some sort of fake fragrance. I wanted to puke.
But about the ChlorHexadine -- my midwives said it's the only thing they do for GBS in Europe -- Americans are abx-happy and take four million years to approve anything so it might be a while before it catches on.
Oh, forgot to add -- I guess you started with the "rinse" for lack of a better word -- when you start labor and do it every 4 hours or so til baby is born.