Dispelling 10 Myths About Group B Strep December 27, 2016 Posted in Taking Back Birth Share92 +1 Tweet Pin2 EmailShares 94In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about some of the biggest myths about Group B Strep.Podcast (taking-back-birth): Download (Duration: 54:10 — 38.5MB)Subscribe iTunes | Android | RSS Share92 +1 Tweet Pin2 EmailShares 94 « Are You Too High-Risk For Homebirth?Meditation For the Womb Space: Connecting With Your Internal Knowing » Show Hide 3 comments Add a comment... Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked * Post Comment Valerie Wiesner Fantastic information! In my "gut" I knew this was a "new health crisis" when Strep B suddenly came out of the woodwork a few years ago. I never had any testing through my pregnancies from 1980 onward. Thank you Maryn for putting in the effort & research to expose these myths! Katie Drenga Thanks for this great podcast (and all the others you share with us!) and shining a light of truth on GBS.. I feel as though I listened a day too late and unfortunately self administered the GBS test at my 36 week check up, because my midwife made me feel as though it was mandatory... upon further reading in Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering a woman has a right to refuse any tests, like GBS. Something the medical world doesn't want strong minded women to know. That being said- does anyone know if it's illegal to refuse antibiotic treatment during birth if a woman has GBS culture and not infection upon further testing (urinalysis) after a positive vaginal/rectal swab? Thanks! Maryn Green Is antibiotics in labor the protocol your midwife uses, if you were to test positive? Most homebirth midwives are luckily still not administering antbx at home and usually encourage natural treatments. As far as declining antbx from hospital protocol, in theory you should be able to decline anything! In practice, it will depend on each practitioner. Good luck!