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I may be missing the point of the post, but if you want to "TEST NEGATIVE", my midwife told me exactly how to do it:
Wipe the swab in the crease of your elbow.
In my midwife's office, the midwife had us test our own urine, chart our own weight and perform our own GBS tests. She suggested that there was 'no real way to know that we tested correctly'.
Ugh...if I wasn't also worried about a sick baby I would just refuse the abx. But, the memory of tha NICU experience haunts dh and me.
Mom to James ( 5/2006), Claire ( 6/2008), furry kitties Calvin and Bob, and wife to Dennis.
After reading over things better, I think that you should have the abx. I think (for me it would be, at least) that would be the only comforting thing you could do. I cannot imagine having my baby in the NICU, especially when it is easily prevented.
I am imagining that, even though the probabilty of your child getting sick is the same as it was the first time you birthed, the likelyhood is lessened, since you have already gone through it once. But why chance it? Take the little discomfort in having the abx (but not inducing) and then enjoy those first two weeks at HOME with your babe!
Sending you lots of Love & Light...
|My MW encourages her patients to make their own decisions about their care, which means a lot of them decline GBS testing, and they treat on risk factors, which is what your MW is also suggesting by the sounds of things.|
|And no, if you put garlic in your vagina you won't taste it.|