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March 14th, 2012, 07:47 AM
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I don't even know if I'm GBS+ yet (I find out tonight), but my chiropractor was saying that since I'm on oral antibiotics to treat my sinus infection, that I won't need to worry about antibiotics in labor. I didn't question her too much at the time, but the research I'm doing says that it's not the same thing and I would still need IV antibiotics in labor. I don't mind the IV as much as I mind having to rush to the hospital as soon as I'm in labor rather than laboring at home.

What are your opinions on this? What alternatives do I have? Thanks!!!
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March 14th, 2012, 09:59 AM
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I'm not sure about the antibiotics. I know some hospitals and many midwives will do the Hibiclens protocol instead of antibiotics though. It usually consists of washing with Hibiclens throughout labor to kill any bacteria that is present.

Hopefully, you are negative though and don't have to worry about it!
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March 14th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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The annoying part is even my OB said there is an 8-10% chance I will test negative and still be positive at birth. So even he is saying that the test done potentially 4 weeks in advance isn't always that accurate. I guess they should just treat everyone or no one.
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March 14th, 2012, 09:29 PM
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GBS protocol: Can start before the test or can use after testing positive through delivery to treat GBS. Take twice a day (breakfast and dinner)

Acidophilus 4 billion cells per dose
Echinacea 350 mg capsules x2 caps
Garlic 580 mg capsules x2 caps
Vit. C 500 mg w/200mg bioflavenoids
Grapefruit seed extract 15 drops or one capsule
Zinc & Vit B-6 can also be added w/beneficial results
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March 15th, 2012, 09:49 AM
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The annoying part is even my OB said there is an 8-10% chance I will test negative and still be positive at birth. So even he is saying that the test done potentially 4 weeks in advance isn't always that accurate. I guess they should just treat everyone or no one.

Yeah, or you could be positive now and negative by the birth. It's kinda stupid.
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March 16th, 2012, 05:55 AM
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Thanks for the protocol.

I tested negative, thank goodness. At least that's one less thing I have to worry about.
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