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March 7th, 2013, 10:56 AM
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Hi ladies, I've started to hang around this board more now that I am approaching 30 weeks and need to think about birth again. I've had 4 vaginal births but some were induced/augmented. My last one was a wonderful home birth but as I was unable to get a midwife for this pregnancy, I am back to hoping for as natural a birth as possible in the hospital with a doctor.

Now for the question: as per some of the reading I've been doing lately, I've decided to start eating a lot more yogurt in hopes that it will help me test negative for GBS (I've been positive every time AFAIK). But I also know that I should be avoiding sugar for the same reason (and others). I hate plain yogurt. Is it then better to buy yogurt that is artificially sweetened, like with sucralose? Or is it better to buy plain and add a little of my own sugar in the hopes that it'll be a lot less than most sugared yogurts would have in it? Does it make a difference?

Maybe I'm over-thinking it.
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March 7th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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Do "organic" yogurts have sugar in them?

Also, you could take probiotics. That's what I'm doing.
Oh, and eat fermented foods like saurkraut.
You could also take a daily dose of apple cider vinegar ("organic" with the mother is best).
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March 7th, 2013, 05:20 PM
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I take a probiotic and drink kefir which is similar to yogurt but is gluten free and full of probiotics
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March 9th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Hi! I am new too I second the kefir suggestion... could you have some plain Greek yogurt with agave nectar mixed in? Fresh organic berries and cinnamon on top, mmmmmm
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March 9th, 2013, 01:00 PM
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I agree re: kefir or probiotics
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