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Group B Strep (GBS) Positive

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How bad is it? Has anyone else had any experience with this? I've realized that Googling it only makes it seem 1000x more scary than my midwife did. Problem is, I'm already 3 cm and scared that my water my break Shocked Also, I'm allergic to penicillin so I'll be put on Ancef Confused
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replied May 23rd, 2008
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i dunno i didnt read much into, they tested me 2 weeks ago and last week i found i was negative so i didnt think anything else about it but i do know they give you something in an iv during labor
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replied May 23rd, 2008
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It can be dangerous if it's not detected. They've found it in time, so they'll give you IV medication and your baby will be perfectly fine.
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replied May 23rd, 2008
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im gbs +

its no big deal, you will get penicillin before you have the baby (as long as youyr not allergic, if you are you get something else, im allergic so i know they have other things), they wont break your water until you get the pennicillin, they wont check you as offten (especially after your water breaks) only when they need to or think your fully dialated, you and baby will have to stay a mandetory 48 hours after delivery, and if on some off chance the baby gets sick (even after your released) it will have to be taken VERY seriously (just as a precaution)

chances are even without the antibiotic baby would be fine and WITH it chances are VERY VERY slim it will cause any problems

gbs is NOT an std (i was worried about that at first) its a virus/bacteria that colinizes itself in the digestive tract without causing any problems to us, but it CAN cause problems for a baby because they dont have as developed of an immune system
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replied September 1st, 2009
I am currently 37 weeks pregnant and I really want to do a home birth, so I was very discouraged when my test came back positive for strep b. I have done so many searches and tried everything they said. I finally found something that works!! And I want to share it with every one!! There are so many women who have this and suffer from it.
I searched Dr. Mercola, Strep B and found this:

one cup distilled/filtered water mixed with 3 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide. Use it as a douche.

I had strep B very badly that it even showed up in my urine and was causing severe itching, burning and irritation. Since doing the douche I have not had any symptoms.

By searching, hydrogen/water solution, douche you'll find loads more information about it to help you make the best decision!!
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