I tried Hibiclens (spelling?). I was still GBS+. My CNM said that I would only have to have antibiotics if I had prolonged rupture of membranes or a fever or...I can't remember the last condition now.Anyway, I didn't have a fever in labor. Plus, my water didn't break until I was pushing. So I didn't have antibiotics.
I go Wednesday for the OB checkup and for her to sign off for the homebirth since Im close to term. I can either get teh GBS test or not. My midwife said a plus to getting it is in the event of a transfer, I wont have to just be given the antibiotic if I test negative. If I test +, the OB can write a script for the IV meds if I choose to get them during labor and I can have them administered at home. Or I can do natural methods if I choose to, or do nothing. Theres a less than 1% chance of your baby getting sick if youre GBS+- while its still a real chance, I wont do the IV meds, if I test + Ill just do the garlic vaginally every other week and the weeks off garlic do echinacea and vitamin C.
With my DS I tested positive for GBS and I did a homebirth.. I took antibiotics orally.. Just as soon as I def new labor had started I took it..
This time around I am positive also and we will do the same thing..
I had GBS with my first daughter (c-section) with normal antibiotics. For our homebirth, my midwife had me take Oregon Grape Root ( I think that's the right one) for about a month b/f my due date. She has delivered around 1200 babies and with all her GBS mamas she's used this and said there's never been a problem.