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    Default Group B Strep ***spin off***

    I know I could google this, but I'm sure there are plenty of knowledgable mums here... Perhaps even some midwives/nurses/doctors?

    If you are positive for GBS do you HAVE to have IV antibiotics? Can you have injections instead?

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    not sure, everything i've

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    read said i.v ab's, my dr pushed mine though, it was hook up, push through, unhook.
    hope thats stanrd for next time lol

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    You don't HAVE to have anything. You can also use probiotics and reduce sugar and yeast to get rid of it. They say there is no studies but that's what I did!


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    Just my 2 cents but my youngest baby had oral thrush for months after her birth. She's the only one of my 4 to have had ABS in labour.

    I woudl refuse it for future pregnancies.

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    GBS is somewhat similar to thrush, in that it's a naturally occurring bacteria (thrush is a yeast) that grows in the vagina and is present in some form at all times. Sometimes when your gut health is not great, it grows out of control and you get an infection. Testing positive for GBS 2 weeks before you give birth does not guarantee that you will have it on the day that you give birth - nor does testing negative for it mean that you WON'T have it.

    You can absolutely refuse the antibiotics, have your baby tested after birth, and give them if/as needed. Or not if it's unnecessary.
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    I thought about refusing, but the fear of being the one person those extremely rare reactions happens too worries me (I'm a worrier though...)

    Both pregnancies they have botched the canula terribly. 5 attempts and 2 blown veins the first time and 4 attempts and 1 blown vein the second. And it always ends up in a place in my hand where I can't bend my wrist or really use the hand at all, and they always want to keep the canula in once its in, being hard to place. I begged for 2 days to have them remove the canula last time. It just made EVERYTHING difficult.

    Interestingly, DS also had oral thrush for his first few months and I got nipple thrush and it just kept bouncing between us.

    Not with DD though, but I started probiotics well before birth with her as I kept getting thrush.


 

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