Topic: Group B Strep
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April 9th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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If your baby becomes infected, it is very deadly in a short period of time. If you decline testing all together, I would get very, very educated on the symptoms just in case. I know of a case where aunt and grandma were both practicing nurses helping mom with the baby, and even they barely caught the symptoms in time.

I mean women have been dealing with the RH poisoning for ages, and their subsequent babies just inexplicably died. Sometimes medical testing is actually a good thing. There are better ways to avoid/treat the GBS issue, of course (and I may avoid antibiotics myself, even if I am positive), but I do think knowing if your pos. or not is a good thing, even if it just gives you the "heads up" to keep an eye out.
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