Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

June 16th, 2010 § 0 comments

I’m working on my protocol for GBS, so of course, the books are coming out and I’m doing extra-intense research on this. I know what I would do in this situation (I wouldn’t test—I would just take good care of myself, eat well, and possibly get on immune supporting herbs), but figuring out what to put in a protocol, and what to recommend to a client who had a urine culture come back GBS + (which means she is more highly colonized) is a little bit trickier. :/ I just can’t believe that routine prophylactic antibiotics for all GBS+ moms is the right answer.

Some interesting things have come to light already. Mothers in a study who had developed antibodies to GBS, and passed them to their newborns via the placenta had babies who didn’t get sick, whereas other mothers who didn’t have antibodies and didn’t pass them to their newborns had their newborns get sick. I’m not sure it will be that cut-and-dry once I read the entire study and get all the details, but it is interesting, nevertheless. I also discovered that there is work being done on a vaccine for GBS in its final stages, and it is looking promising (not that I or any of my mothers would be interested in a vaccine).

Anyway, I’m planning to do a post that compiles all my research into a (hopefully!) easy-to-digest version that is still good and informative. Stay tuned!

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