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Thankfulhelpmeet February 10th, 2014 03:37 PM

Do you GBS test? Why or Why Not?
 
Title says it all! :)

Irish_Wristwatch February 10th, 2014 03:45 PM

Re: Do you GBS test? Why or Why Not?
 
I do, because the test is minimally invasive, and I would want to know if had it so i could treat naturally prior to labour, id also want to know so i could pay extra attention to any signs of infection in a newborn.

Earthy.Mama February 10th, 2014 03:48 PM

Re: Do you GBS test? Why or Why Not?
 
No, you can be positive one week and negative the next.

It's more accurate to have it tested through urine or blood, I can't remember which.

Even if positive the risk of xfer to baby is so incredibly small (like 0.00001%) or something crazy like that.

There are many natural treatments (like hibiclens) for GBS+.

Aside from all that, there's the contention with antibiotics. I do not like them and believe they should be used in only extreme/last resort circumstances, which GBS is not one of those circumstances IMO.

navywifey2003 February 12th, 2014 11:26 AM

Re: Do you GBS test? Why or Why Not?
 
I did with both my HB only just to have a record in case of a transfer.

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