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July 1st, 2009, 09:37 PM
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So I got unexpectedly told that I had GBS in my urine after a routine urine culture early in pregnancy. I have always declined the swab later in pregnancy, so I was not anticipating that diagnosis. I declined the anti-biotic they reccomended and did some natural remedies with my natropath and went back for another urine culture a month later to see if they worked.

It came back clean! I had no bacteria whatsoever in my urine, so as of now I am GBS free. I am planning on continuing treatment to keep it away.

My midwife asked if I was interested in the swab test they do at 36 weeks and I declined it. I see no real point in doing it, I'm going to decline the Iv anti-biotic either way, and I'm planning on continuing natropathic treatment either way. Is there any reason I should do the swab test for GBS at this point?
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July 1st, 2009, 09:40 PM
Martina's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I dont see the point, I didnt get that test this pregnancy because I wouldnt get antibiotics during labour anyway.

which remedies are you using?
***MARTINA*** Mom to Kayla 10/00; Kiarra 10/01; Kameron 06/03; Kassidy 08/05; Karissa 07/09.

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July 1st, 2009, 09:41 PM
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I would just keep up with what you're doing and deny the test when it comes up again. Glad you're GBS free for now!
Marisa (29) married to J (35), mama to G (10), D (7), B (5) and K (1).
Little Miss joined our family Dec 4th, 2015 at 35 weeks.
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July 2nd, 2009, 09:36 AM
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I take Colloidal Silver every day, as well as Vitamin C and a good probiotic. That was it, but it seems to be working. My Natropath said that this particular brand of Silver is really good.
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July 2nd, 2009, 09:46 AM
_Brandy_'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Great news!

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July 2nd, 2009, 12:42 PM
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I would skip the swab also.
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