I tested positive at 37 weeks for group b on the swab but not in my urine. My OB said I would have to have IV antibiotic during labor and baby would be kept in hospital for 48 hours for monitoring. (OB didn't know I was planning a UC)
I would also like to mention my OB kept trying to get the ok from me to do internal exams. I always said NO! I was amazed that she would risk shoving the Group B up into my vagina. I didn't want to start a battle, or find a new OB so I just kept it to a polite no and fumed when we left.
Anything going into your vagina could push the group b inside your vagina. This is especially important after your waters break because your "safety wall" is no longer in place.
There are high risk and low risk Group B individuals.
High risk includes:
*pre-term labor (before 37 weeks)
*PROM (waters being broken with NO contractions for more than 24hrs)
*a previous baby who tested positive for group b
*urine testing positive for group b
I did the garlic treatment every night for a week after testing positive.
I took one piece of garlic - took the paper stuff off - used my nail to cut into and break the skin so the juices could get out a bit - took a needle and thread and sewed along piece of string on one side
I then inserted it into my vagina (like you would a tampon) every night before I went to bed. You don't have to get it way up in the canal. Just far enough that it will stay up there and you can still grab the string to pull it out in the morning.
You will smell like garlic. You may even taste garlic. It is even said if you continue the treatment for a long period of time your amniotic fluid may smell like garlic.
Here are some links with info:http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/garlic.asphttp://www.sgbirthservices.com/Resources/gbs4.pdfhttp://www.givingbirthnaturally.com/...ptococcus.htmlhttp://www.virginiahomebirth.com/GBS.htm
I ended up having my UC and birthing the baby in a pool. My amniotic sack stayed intact up until I was crowning. I ended up pooping in the water as well. Gross but I must mention seeing how group B lives in the intestines and the baby emerged in a pool of diluted poo. She seemed fine from the moment she was born and we payed close attention to all the symptoms of a baby positive with group B.http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pre...infection.htmlhttp://www.dhpe.org/infect/strepb.html
We took her to the ER the next day just to have her checked out. We were going to just bring her to the pediatrician but she was born on a holiday weekend and we didn't want to wait 3 days to get her checked out. I told the ER everything went so fast we didnt have time to call anyone or come into the hospital. They asked why I didnt bring her in right after she was born and I said it didn't feel like an emergency. I was fine and the baby was fine. I told them as little as possible and always went back to the answer of...... "Everything went so fast!". Most of them were pretty cool about it.
The ER asked about the group B and I just told them couldn't remember the group B results. They said because they weren't sure about the results they would test her blood for signs of infection. They will look at the red and white blood cell count. Which if you wait to cut the cord the red and white counts will both be high. Let them know you waited to cut the cord and they will then look at specific white blood cell numbers for signs of infection. They will automatically try to admit. Just say no. If all the tests come back fine there is no reason for the baby to be admitted. Remind them of that in a nice way = )
You can read my birth story at this linkhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1230431
Write me if you have any questions. Sorry this was sooooo long = ) I hope all goes well for you!!!!