Rated 5.0/5 based on 24 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Natural Remedies For Group B Strep During Pregnancy

Share
1

1
What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

Rx during delivery: Group B Strep positive women will receive IV antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of the bacteria to the baby during delivery. Ideally, 3 doses are administered prior to delivery. For this reason, going to the hospital for admission early in labor would be advisable. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Thomas Fiala
110 doctors shared insights

Group B Strep (Definition)

Group B strep is also known as Group B Streptococcal Infection. Group b streptococcus is a bacteria. Many men and women are carriers of gbs. Gbs is significant in pregnancy, because having gbs that is untreated can cause illness to a newborn. Gbs is not a significant infection in the mother, she is treated only to ...Read more


2

2
How do you get diagnosed with group b strep during pregnancy?

How do you get diagnosed with group b strep during pregnancy?

Genital swab: It is common practice to test for this at various points during pregnancy. About 1/3 pregnant women will be positive at any one point, and that can change without any treatment. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
8 years in practice
15M people helped
Pregnancy Questions?
Ask our ObGyn Specialists
Continue
3

3
What could cause a positive group b strep test during pregnancy?

Common finding: Up to a third of normal women will be gbs positive at a given point with this germ on their genitals.It is common germ that is often found in the GI tract ; poo and occasionally causes uti's in women.Its main danger comes to the newborn where it can cause blood poisoning (sepsis), and or meningitis.After close monitoring was adopted, the frequency of problems has declined. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
4

4
I have group b strep positive ladies during pregnancy?

I have group b strep positive ladies during pregnancy?

Discuss with OB: I would expect the OB to be extra vigilant. Since GBS can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. IV antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
8 years in practice
15M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
5

5
What are the effects of group b strep on pregnancy and birth?

What are the effects of group b strep on pregnancy and birth?

Infection, delivery : Fortunately in north america we see fewer fetal or neonatal deaths or maternal illness than in the past. That is because there are accepted guidelines for giving antibiotics to decrease the risk of infection in the pregnant woman who carries gbs or the baby who is at risk of getting it. It is still a major threat to very small fetuses and neonates especially in developing nations. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
6

6
What's the procedure when being tested for group b strep..I lost my 1st child to the infection at 31wks. 2nd pregnancy & im 33wks i will b tested soon?

What's the procedure when being tested for group b strep..I lost my 1st child to the infection at 31wks. 2nd pregnancy & im 33wks i will b tested soon?

Discuss with OB: With your history i would expect your OB to be extra vigilant. Since gbs can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. Iv antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
7

7
What brings about a group b strep infection in pregnancy? Does diet play a role?

What brings about a group b strep infection in pregnancy? Does diet play a role?

GBS lives in vagina: Some bacteria have certain areas where they like to live. Group B Strep lives 'normally' in the vaginal area. Yes, sorry- there are bacteria EVERYWHERE and you just can't get rid of 'em. If you do, some other microbes will just take their place. Diet has no effect. Ob/gyn's screen for GBS because it can be dangerous to the baby -causing meningitis at birth -so mothers are treated prior to delivery ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
8

8
Should a non-pregnant woman who was diagnosed with group b strep take antibiotics? Based on research, I am reading that treating group b strep with antibiotics could do more harm than good. What are holistic alternatives to antibiotic treatment?

Should a non-pregnant woman who was diagnosed with group b strep take antibiotics? Based on research, I am reading that treating group b strep with antibiotics could do more harm than good.  What are holistic alternatives to antibiotic treatment?

Ignore it: Group b strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, i would ignore the germ. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
9

9
Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?

Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?

Doubtful: Group b strep infection in newborn, typically acquired from colonized birth canal, can be serious. Pregnant mother should receive penicillin. Don't fool around. Garlic used to be hung around the neck to ward off bad germs & spirit in the medieval era. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
10

10
Could i test positive for group b strep with all of my pregnancies?

Does not matter: If you are beta strep + once u automatically get treated with antibiotics with your next labor, whether you are + or not because sometimes the culture can miss a + one so the rule is once you have been + then u get antibiotics anyway but u will still be tested no big deal. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Tanya Russo
6 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
769 doctors shared insights

Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

LIMITED
TIME OFFER!
Pregnancy Questions?
Ask our ObGyn Specialists
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
8 years in practice
15M people helped
FIRST-TIME SPECIAL $9.99
Continue
70,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook