My midwife said I should get tested because in the case of a hospital transfer I'd be considered gbs positive unless it was documented otherwise. It wouldn't change how we handled the homebirth. So, I figured there wasn't harm in taking the test.I'm still debating whether to test or not. I think I will since in WA they have to treat you as positive if they're unsure.... So twist my arm, why don't you? I have to make up my mind by Tuesday at my 36 week appt.... Tick tick tick tick tick :confused
I wouldn't have time for an IV even at home...The midwife I had with my last two didn't force it but she strongly encouraged moms to do the test. What harm is there in knowing? She said if I were GBS+ she would just give an IV with the meds right at home if I agreed. She had a mom whose baby got very sick after birth from the GBS and I'm not trying to be scary but just putting this out there that the baby didn't make it. Personally, I would rather deal with the baby having gut issues later than the worst case scenario. Bit, that's just me.
My fourth was + after three negatives. :lol Oh well, didn't change anything.I think you'll be golden @Metasequoia . Fermented foods are even better than commercial probiotics when it comes to GBS as they'll lower your internal pH in addition to introducing the good bugs! And so much more delicious. :lol
Yay for a negative @MrsKoehn ! I'm swabbing tomorrow. I'll be surprised if it's positive after 3 neg but you really never know!
I didn't worry about it and am not worried this time. Midwife says it can be + one day and - the next, so it's really a crapshoot for "catching it." She says there are signs you'd recognize and my last baby seemed fine all along.Meta, did you worry about the "what ifs" and how did your brain cope? I generally don't make decisions based on being afraid of an outcome- I try to make the most educated, feels-right-to-me decision- but with this, I'm having a hard time (for some reason) calming my fear that something *could* go wrong. I think I am just anxious today, and that's all that's going on, but I'd love to hear how you made your decision and if you had any fear you had to deal with.
Ha! Enjoy the peace of mind!Annnd all that anxiety for nothing- it was negative.
I'm so happy.
I'm so tired.
I'm so crazy!
I am soooo done being pregnant. Haha.