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  #1  
May 28th, 2010, 05:11 PM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
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wondering whose midwives test for this and whose do not? Mine does not....
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May 28th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Nope, mine doesn't.
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May 28th, 2010, 05:27 PM
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mine offers but doesn't require
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May 28th, 2010, 07:59 PM
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Mine doesn't.
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May 28th, 2010, 08:55 PM
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Mine does. We have the option to refuse but they recommend it in case of transfer so baby won't get treated as if no testing was done i.e. spinal testing. They also will use IV anti-biotics during labor if +, but only let it drip for the 10 mins and then remove IV.
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May 28th, 2010, 09:02 PM
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mine hasn't mentioned it, I keep forgetting to ask her.
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May 29th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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May 29th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Mine do it, they don't mind if you refuse, but in the event of an emergency or a transfer situation if the information isn't on file then the baby could get spinal testing.
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May 29th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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mine offers but doesn't require
Ditto. She does recommend it though...Not because she wants to treat it, but because it is helpful to have on file in the case of a transfer...they treat you nicer, and if it's neg, it protects you from a whole bunch of unnecessary tests/treatments.

I will probably have it done. (though I would never treat it with antibiotics)
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May 29th, 2010, 06:41 PM
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My midwife doesn't require it but does recommend it, especially because I am allergic to so many antibiotics that in the event of a transfer having a negative result makes it a lot easier for me.
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May 30th, 2010, 07:21 PM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
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holy crap, now I am paranoid! I don't have transfer in my mind at all, but of course there is a chance. I would DIE if my baby got a spinal tap or was taken from me at all.

In case of transfer (which she has not had in over 2 years) we would go to Boston which is 45 minutes away. She says there is one hospital there that she has had good experiences with. But if there was a super duper emergency we would have to go to the closest, which is a small hospital in a sketchy town. Not ideal.

I guess I will have to ask her about the spinal tap issue at my next apt.
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May 30th, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Mine offer it, but didn't require it. I got it done just in case of a transfer since around here even the hospitals that know the midwives will treat you (and baby) like you are GBS+ if you come in and don't have the test results.
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June 1st, 2010, 09:41 AM
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mine recommends you get it, just in case of transfer.

I also think they said if you are positive they will try natural things to help but i don't remember exactly what they said LOL.
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June 2nd, 2010, 11:49 AM
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Its totally optional.
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