You can insert garlic prior to the test.
I took it to keep from getting abx in the event of a transfer. I took vitamin c, probiotics and garlic to help keep my numbers low and did test negative. Ended up transferring and the nurse gave me abx while I was sleeping because my water had been broken for 18 hours and that was "close enough" to 24 for her :/
This time I'm just doing the vitamin c, garlic, probiotics regimen and skipping the test.
After much research, I decided to take the test all four times (I'm 38 wks preggo with #4). The only time I was positive was with my first, but to be honest newborn GBS can be extremely devastating and happens super quickly, so for me it was worth the risk of thrush to take the antibiotics. I however am firm that it should 100% be each woman's choice. You have to do what is comfortable for you.
I took it with my first two, just eat healthy before hand and I'm sure it will go fine.
Not true. It changes constantly, even from week to week, so women who test positive should ask to be retested closer to their due date.
Quoting coreym:So..question..Are you talking about group B strep? Curious BC I was told that if you have it once then you always will, and you need to get antibiotics before each birth. Is that not true?
Kefir or other probiotics, lots of garlic can help. Hibiclens if you are positive and then get retested.
Or you can decline, there is no difference in outcomes in babies treated with abx and those not treated.
So many options with this one!:-)
If you want to take the test but no antibiotics then you do have alternatives, as Mrs. S was saying~ Really I think it depends on what kind of birth experience you prefer. Since we are a natural group then I am guessing you'll want to avoid the antibiotics.
no, you can even vary within the same pregnancy.
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