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Old 01-10-2013, 01:09 PM   #41
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One concern I had which I forgot to mention is that my husband is allergic to some antibiotics and I was afraid that could have passed to Anastasia.
I don't know if this will make you feel better, but I am allergic to 3 antibiotics, and my kids don't seem to have any problem with them. I know at least for me, my allergies didn't pop up until later- when I was in my teens.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #42
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It's not gone forever. Most of us have it in our GI tract, the reason why they swab your vagina is because it migrates. It also runs in cycles, so you can test negative one week and positive the next. I pray that you don't have the long-term issues with your baby that I have with my oldest (6 years later) as a result of abx use during my pregnancy (for BV, not group B strep) - nothing is without risk.
I agree that it is a risk to take the ABX. I also realize that some of the bacteria is normal. I have had large amounts since getting pregnant with this one :-( I'm going to start taking probiotics and hope that will help. I am only 10 weeks so I have lots of time. Who knows if I will test positive by 37 weeks but I'm hopeful I won't.

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #43
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I don't know if this will make you feel better, but I am allergic to 3 antibiotics, and my kids don't seem to have any problem with them. I know at least for me, my allergies didn't pop up until later- when I was in my teens.
I second this. My antibiotic allergy didn't pop up until my early 30's.
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Both IV abx and GBS infection can cause serious, long-term problems.

I am thankful to have a right to choose which risks I am okay with taking.

It is the height of arrogance to make a choice and assume that everyone who chooses differently than you do must be lacking brain function or ill informed.

Two fantastic, well educated, well informed, highly researched mothers can make two totally different chiices..... and both still be wonderful mothers.

It's not black and white. It's about risk assessment and what makes sense to YOU. You shouldn't be bullied or scared into making a choice.

my post is not referring to anyone specific

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Both IV abx and GBS infection can cause serious, long-term problems.

I am thankful to have a right to choose which risks I am okay with taking.

It is the height of arrogance to make a choice and assume that everyone who chooses differently than you do must be lacking brain function or ill informed.

Two fantastic, well educated, well informed, highly researched mothers can make two totally different chiices..... and both still be wonderful mothers.

It's not black and white. It's about risk assessment and what makes sense to YOU. You shouldn't be bullied or scared into making a choice.

my post is not referring to anyone specific
to the bolded- not really, not on the same scale. I have a right to my opinion that it is somewhat foolish to choose not to have antibiotics if you know you are gbs positive and they are available to you. you don't have to agree with me. you can choose whatever way you please.
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http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/about/prevention.html

If you are really interested in facts, read this page from the centers of disease control and prevention...particularly the last paragraph. good luck mamas!
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to the bolded- not really, not on the same scale. I have a right to my opinion that it is somewhat foolish to choose not to have antibiotics if you know you are gbs positive and they are available to you. you don't have to agree with me. you can choose whatever way you please.
You are absolutely entitled to your opinion, but when you start acting condescending and rude to everyone who disagrees, it really doesn't help your cause or make you look very nice.
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You are absolutely entitled to your opinion, but when you start acting condescending and rude to everyone who disagrees, it really doesn't help your cause or make you look very nice.
sorry mama, but i have not been rude or condescending. I just know the facts here about what is recommended and why, what treatments (antibiotics only) work and which do not, according to medical sources. midwives seem to be giving out false information and misleading mothers. if you don't like it, sorry, but it doesn't make me rude. I feel mothers should know facts and the seriousness of GBS- if they don't have an OB to tell them.
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sorry mama, but i have not been rude or condescending. I just know the facts here about what is recommended and why, what treatments (antibiotics only) work and which do not, according to medical sources. midwives seem to be giving out false information and misleading mothers. if you don't like it, sorry, but it doesn't make me rude. I feel mothers should know facts and the seriousness of GBS- if they don't have an OB to tell them.
^ I beg to differ
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Even the aap is saying only proven option is iv antibiotics. I see mamas on here use that as a good source for recomemdations such as car seat safety standards and such so it should be a good resource.

I feel if your comfortable risking your baby by not getting the antibiotics then ok for you but you are infact taking a risk. Again having had a baby contract this disease I will never recommend not getting the antibiotics. It is a risk I am not willing to take.

Edited to say we all decide what risks are acceptable. I turned my dd3 around before 2 in her carseat after careful consideration. That is a risk many mamas on here would not do so I am going to not judge property who are willing to risk this I guess. I have strong feelings on the matter because I have gone through it and dont wish that on any mama.

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