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Originally Posted by mwherbs
since you are GBS+ there are other things that are very important in preventing GBS in your baby- eat live culture yogurt and apply plain yogurt vaginally to seed your vagina with healthy flora. Lactobacillus in the vagina produces H2O2 and acid which all make for an inhospitable environment for GBS, yeast and BV. Eating the live culture yogurt will seed the intestines which are the source pool of GBS that gets into the vagina or bladder. You can also take lactobacillus capsules- Natures Way has an inexpensive lactobacillus supplement that has proven colonizing lactobacillus. Take care
Originally Posted by Ellie'sMom
My water broke during an internal exam at 39 weeks. In retrospect I really wonder if the mw wasn't sweeping my membranes without my consent. It was the most painful pelvic I have ever had. I had to hold my husband's hand and breathe to get through it. She told me that she was just rather vigorous since I said I felt really ready to get things moving, but I'm still doubtful. She and the other midwives in the practice were really surprised. They said they had never had a patient's water break during a routine exam before.
Originally Posted by helene.p
So far, interesting replies. I am curious if the lactobacillus you write about is similar to acodophyllus? I went to the store to today and found some yogurt that says "live active cultures" and some just says "active cultures." Is there a difference? I am due in 3 weeks. This is good to start now??
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