Group B Strep
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July 18th, 2013, 02:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Of the women who tested positive for GBS, did it affect your birth experience, and how? Did anyone refuse the test altogether, and how did that affect your experience?
I am passionately against gross overuse of antibiotics. I tested positive, but refused to accept antibiotics for philosophical reasons. Because of this refusal, i was "required" to stay 2 days at the hospital for monitoring (which of course i would be billed for). This time, i will likely waive the additional day too. Has anyone here tried to do that?
My sister was
to recieve an antibiotic shot in order to give birth at a birthing center. She would have been forced to birth at the hospital if she had refused, for liability reasons of course. So she accepted, sigh.
I am also curious to hear everyone's thoughts on the subject, even if you have not yet experienced a birth with GBS, but have an opinion on the matter of 'proactive' antibiotic use during labor, or strep b risks vs. antibiotic risks in general.
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