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GBS can be inhibited by hibiclens; I was instructed to use it by my midwife. Since my babies are always early, I'm not sure if the GBS broke the water early or not.
But what I can say is do not *douche* with the hibiclens. Douching is too invasive and can force stuff up into your cervix and make things worse. My midwife prefers the term "gentle lavage;" that is, lather some hibiclens up, wash internally gently, and rinse out inside *gently* with diluted hibiclens and then water with a peri-bottle.
Why do you need to be sure of a negative result? Things may have changed since my children were born, but my midwife's expectation was that depending on how long my water was broken and whether I spiked a temp I might need IV antibiotics. I hope it doesn't jeopardize anyone's health care or homebirth.