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Just wondering who on here does the GBS swab and who refuses (due to the negative impact of antibiotics)? I know this is a Very early question as they only do this at 36 weeks but Im just curious what others point of view is on this?
I tested positive with my first baby and had the antibiotics while in labor and thankfully my daughter was fine. I haven't tested positive the last 3 times, but I will still get tested for it. The risk isn't worth it in my opinion.
Aireana Joy 3/19/05
Zaylee Grace 3/17/09
Kian Dayne 9/4/10
Jaycek Robert 3/1/12
I had my first daughter over 17 years ago. They DID NOT routinely test for GBS back in that time. Needless to say my daughter became seriously ill about 2/3 weeks old. We had to hold our newborn baby still while they performed 3 spinal taps. They gave her IV treatment for a 14 day time frame in hospital. During that time she blew veins from the IV. So they moved it from her little hand to her feet, her leg and finally to the top of her head.
That was ABSOLUTELY the hardest thing to see a little baby go through. So if something as small as giving your body an antibiotic can avoid that.....
I don't understand why you would refuse it.
Definetly will be getting it. GBS is nothing to mess around with.
Lucy- I was a PICU nurse for 6 years. Loved it and miss it- there is no PICU close to where we moved so I transitioned to NICU.
We just moved somewhere where there is no NICU or PICU...so now I am a stay at home mom There is neither for at least an hour from me....I am not super thrilled about delivering at a hospital with no NICU! (not that I've ever needed it before but knowing there was a top notch NICU just down the hall was always reassuring).
Mom to Luke, born June 2009, and Brady, born December 2011!