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    Hi all; I have a general question...
    like all women, during my pregnancy i did the swab test and found out I have strep.... The problem was that it ruined all my plans to stay home as long as possible..
    My question is: Is there any other form of treatment for this other than the treatment during labour? Next time round we would rather stay at home for as long as possible, or use a birthing center; and to be honest i hated having someone come and jab me on a regular basis when im already in pain!

    Justine


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    Bump!(id like to know any answers too )

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    I had strep B in both of my pregnancies. Providing your waters havent broken you can stay home as long as you like as your baby is protected by your intact membranes.

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    i have read that using garlic, vitamin c and echinaeca(whoa sp?!) tablets could help with strep b, im not sure where i read that tho..

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    My first test came back positive for StrepB but we did another test on my next visit and it came back negative. Which was annoying cos they still stuck me on a drip once my waters had broken despite me telling them about my second testing and asking that they just observe bubs after it was born for a temp etc. Anyway. I lost that argument!

    Provided your waters haven't broken, you can stay at home as long as you like.
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    Heya
    I was tested pos for Strep B, they said as long as my waters were still intact i could stay home as long as i wanted.
    I also got told, that Strep B comes and goes, so one week you can test pos, and anotehr week you can test neg, and its also natural to have it
    I dont think there is any other way to get rid of it, and id rather be safe than sorry.

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    All of the other people above are correct; having Group B Strep at the start of pregnancy is no guarantee that you will have it at the end. Try visiting a homeopath; we were given garlic, a few other things, and also a douche that you can use to restore a normal vaginal flora.

    Ask to be re-swabbed at 38 weeks, and hopefully you'll be fine. And as all of the others have pointed out, it only really becomes a problem once the waters have broken, up until that point there is no reason why you can't stay at home.

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    Just wanted to share another side of this... My daughter ended up with Strp b 8 wks after she was born by c/s, which is a little weird in its self... However, she was really, really sick and ended up (back) in hsp for 9 days with a drip in. It was awful, very stressful for my husband and I to see her like that, she wouldn't suck so I ended up having to express, my milk supply went down, she cried for the first two day straight it was horrible. I think having a line in to give you the anitbiotics to stop it crossing over is really the better option once your waters have broken. This is just my opinion

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    Thank you all so much;
    I had actually seen on an American show that they can give some sort of antibiotics during pregnancy, that would mean a drip wasnt needed. But I cant seem to fnd any info about it anywhere. I am curious as to whether anyone knows if this is an option in australia, even though i really like the natural remedies....

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