So many things keep coming up! I know it can't all be simple though!
Just found out that if I test GBS+ I will have to have a hospital birth because the only antibiotics they can administer at home are penicillin based and I'm allergic to penicillin! I would have to be in the hospital for them to use a medication I'm not allergic to!
So, the midwife gave me a regime to follow to help boost my immune system and reduce my risk of being GBS+. It includes probiotics, vitamin C and garlic pills!
Here's hoping it helps! I have 5-6 weeks before the swab to boost myself up!
Can you decline the test and/or antibiotics and then treat baby if there are symptoms? Or, in light of your allergy, petition whoever you would need for an exemption for a different antibiotic? That's really ridiculous that a midwife could give you one but not another. It's not your fault you're allergic!
And midwives here also suggest doing a Hibiclens rinse regimen before the swab to help ensure a negative result. Fingers crossed for you!
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I don't even do this test. It's like a 0.0001% chance of anything passing to baby (if I'm thinking of the right thing here, it's been a while).
The antibiotics wreaking havoc on the body is 100% whereas the chance of baby getting the GBS thingy is slim to none (and even still it's treatable).
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Fingers crossed you test negative!
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