Originally Posted by alegna
Do you have a link? Those are nowhere near the numbers I've seen, especially for full term babies.
Those are the numbers I just read in "The Birth Partner" by Penny Simkin (great book, btw). She didn't specify whether they included all babies or just term babies, so yes, it's entirely possible it's skewed. She probably cites a reference but I don't have it off the top of my head.
The American Pregnancy Association cites a number of 1 in every 100-200 babies born to GBS positive moms without antibiotics, and 1 in every 4000 with antibiotics, that will have complications.
All of the CDC literature indicates that if you test GBS negative within 5 weeks of your delivery you don't need antibiotics, so if the original poster can re-test after doing the pro-biotics etc. trick and get a negative result, she's home free.
Either way, my main point was that it is up to each of us as individuals to inform ourselves and decide what odds we're comfortable with.