GBS+ urine test
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|Mon, 05-03-2010 - 8:10pm|
So, although I have no UTI symptoms, I'm probably a carrier and was told to start taking an antibiotic today. I asked the nurse if there were alternatives and she said no and that I'd have to be hooked up to an iv with antibiotics for the delivery. Antibiotics and their side effects scare the heck out of me (not to mention I don't want to be tied to a pole during labor). I know Group B Strep is no laughing matter either but it looks to me that the iv antibiotics are more likely to harm the baby than GBS is. Untreated, there is a 1/200 chance the baby gets GBS and something like 6% of those 1/200 are fatal. On the other hand antibiotics kill all of baby's good, protective bacteria and leave her open to e-coli (common) and other rebound infections. You get the idea. Upon hours of research, I now know there are options with natural/holistic professionals. Just like everything else in this area, resources are slim and I can't find said professionals. I am MOST upset that instead of being helped to make informed decisions, I was given orders. EXACTLY what I don't want and I'd asked questions about at my first appointment -- and this is only week 7!
My immediate plan is to try to meditate this anxiety and anger away. Then I will likely buy some probiotics, vit.C, echinecea, eat raw garlic, and *maybe* take the d@*n antibiotics.
What do you think? Please give me your experiences, ideas and/or encouragement. Thank you.