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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    You would just need to be VERY careful you don't hand on any STDs to the baby. Herpes is incredibly dangerous in newborns. Also I can't remember what they swab you for at the end, but often CS ladies miss the swab as the baby isn't going through the birth canal. But seeding would still introduce that to the baby which is bad for them.
    HSV is screened for in early pregnancy for this reason. And for GBS - I've had 3X babies vaginally and have never been swabbed for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    And for GBS - I've had 3X babies vaginally and have never been swabbed for it.
    I haven't either. I am onto 2nd bub and ob never mentioned it?

    Let us know how you go when you speak to your ob OP!

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    My evidence is anecdotal but my third was my only c-section (emergency) and she has no allergies, food intolerances etc.

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    I thought swab for GBS was routine in Aust? My first baby was private and my second and third public and I was swabbed for all three?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    HSV is screened for in early pregnancy for this reason. And for GBS - I've had 3X babies vaginally and have never been swabbed for it.
    I think it's a state by state thing. there were ladies in my DIG who live in qld and were never swabbed. down here in Vic, we were all swabbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
    I thought swab for GBS was routine in Aust? My first baby was private and my second and third public and I was swabbed for all three?
    Not as far as I know. I had to take oral ABs for first two births as I had PROM over 24hrs.

    Also GBS - you can test positive at 36wks and be clear at 40wks or vice versa.

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    Default C section and baby immune system

    OP try not to worry. If csec's were really that bad for babies doctors wouldn't be so scissor happy nowdays. My advice would be to consult a medical professional and not read too much into what strangers online/adhoc fringe research says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
    I thought swab for GBS was routine in Aust? My first baby was private and my second and third public and I was swabbed for all three?
    It's not offered routinely in qld. Mind you I was never offered when we lived in Vic either, 5 years ago. This time (private, qld) my OB mentioned it as an optional but sounded dubious as to the accuracy of the testing, they can only test for risk - and the 'precautionary' treatment is anti-biotics, which is far more harmful to gut bacteria than method of delivery.

    OP, I think as others have suggested, talk to your OB, get the facts rather than listening to the media. Load up on probiotics and good bacteria (also found in sauerkraut, Kim chi, kefir, fermented vegetables etc) to get your own gut health to an optimum. If a c-sec is the safest way for you to deliver don't feel bad about that, birthing vaginally is no guarantee of a better immune system.

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    I'm in NSW and wasn't asked to do a GBS as such. Midwife handed me a swab, said "do this now" and sent me to the loo. I didn't realise until after what it was.

    And by then I knew I would need a CS so it wasn't necessary anyway. Never did get the results though...


 

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