So I had been researching and using resources from you ladies about how to clear out GBS to hopefully avoid any invasive treatment during labor. I sort of chuckled at the garlic insertion idea and have instead been doing pretty much everything else except that.
Well, I don't know if it's all the probiotics I started up on this last week, if I just shook everything up trying to clear it out or what, but the past couple of days I felt like I might be getting a yeast infection. I've never had one before so I'm not sure, but the symptoms were either that or maybe bacterial vaginitis? I had read that the garlic was also a great treatment for these types of conditions too.
Anyhoo, last night as I lay down for bed I realized things were not getting better, but it was 11pm and I wasn't about to head out to the store for remedies if I didn't have to and I didn't want to call my midwives at that point. So I headed to the kitchen and peeled a garlic clove. My husband stared at me like I was from outer space.
Popped that sucker in and woke up this morning nearly symptom free! I can walk and sit comfortably again without itching or burning. What the?!?! I put raw coconut oil on topically for the day and I'll be repeating the treatment tonight and possibly every night until my GBS swab. I mean, now that I've done it once, I may as well continue on and hopefully it helps me clear out any GBS that might be lingering as well as yeast right?
I'm sure this is no shock to some of you who've tried it, but I was not excited to give this a shot. Now I'm feeling sheepish for being a skeptic. I'm so stinking pleased to discover it was not only comfortable and easy, but really effective! I will probably ask to be checked at my next midwife appointment just to be sure there's nothing else going on. Not sure if I should mention to them that I shoved a garlic clove in there, but I might...:o)
Just thought I'd put this out there for any other skeptics like myself.