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Old 02-23-2011, 06:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have never tested positive for this and never had an issue . however I have my test in 2 weeks and I want to be as informed as possible. so educate me girls. i trust you


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Here are some blog posts on the topic:
http://www.themidwifenextdoor.com/?p=1189
http://empoweredbirth.typepad.com/empowering_birth_blog/2010/07/gbs-group-beta-strep.html
http://empoweredbirth.typepad.com/empowering_birth_blog/2010/07/part-2-so-youve-decided-to-test-for-gbs-you-still-have-options.html

I did a tiny bit of preventative stuff with DS (probiotics and vaginal garlic) and tested negative. It is important to me to have a negative result on record in case we transfer to the hospital. This time I will be doing a more in-depth regimen very similar to the one in that last link from Maria Iorillo except with Echinacea tea and garlic cloves instead of capsules.

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don't really have time to read those articles... can someone answer what happens if you test positive?


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don't really have time to read those articles... can someone answer what happens if you test positive?



Your Dr. will want you to have IV antibiotics during labor


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and the pediatricians will like you to get at least 2 doses.  not really about the doses- more about the time frame.  unless you have penicillin allergy they give you ampicillin (at least thats standard here) they give you 2 gm dose initially and then 1gm q 4hrs while in labor.  If you don't get the 2nd dose sometimes more conservative peds will do blood work and/or treat the baby.  Some REALLY conservative peds will do bloodwork and treat the baby anyway even if someone is in labor for 24 hours and got a gazillion doses. 


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i am allergic to pennicillin as well as a few other antibiotics. crap. I better freeking test negative


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i am allergic to pennicillin as well as a few other antibiotics. crap. I better freeking test negative



No issues with your boys?


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never. i assume i must not have tested positive then? i had an iv lock with the last two babies but wasnt actually given anything.with the exception of after labor for baby 3 when they had to give me meds following the birth

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i'm not doing it....i didnt with my last baby. Not worth the fuss for me.


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My midwife mentioned something about washing my vag with hibiclens?? lol.gif I don't know if it's preventative or what. I probably wont do the test as the chance of baby contracting GBS is extremely small even if I test positive for it myself.


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