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Originally Posted by memiles
Not sure about the "rules", but I had a homebirth (and planned waterbirth, but I got out of the tub and couldn't get myself back in) while GBS positive. My mw recommended oil of oregano therapy once my water broke.
Originally Posted by mamato3cherubs
I dont think most of the public realizes hoe easily it is passed on and how dangerous it is to the baby. I think unless you work with these cases or are close to someone involved in a situation that it affected, that you would know I guess
Originally Posted by WendyC
There is a lot of debate on this - It isn't that easily passed on to the baby. I had a raging infection and Ella was perfectly fine. One in 3 women has GBS and only 1 out of 1000 of those babies gets infected and out of those babies 1 in 1000 gets seriously or deathly ill.
If you think about it, getting in the water isn't going to make much of a difference in spreading the infection - your vaginal canal does not fill with water when you get into the bath. What WILL make the infection spread is frequent vaginal exams - so really, I would be much more concerned about that than about being in a tub of water.
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