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Group B Strep Garlic Protocol Worked !!!

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BabiesEverywhere Mon 28-Jul-08 18:56:15

Just got my private lab results back (via text message) and I am negative for Group B Strep. grin

Great news, as I was told I was positive last labour but they used the unreliable NHS test and neither myself nor my daughter had any symptoms etc, so I wasn't sure if I had it 100%.

I followed the Group B Strep Garlic stuff it up your Fanjo method of hopeing to clear out any infection which might of been present and it must of worked.

I did a private test as recommended by the Group B Strep Support website

So I do not have to have antibiotics/continous montioning during labour...hurrah

"A negative ECM test result means that the pregnant woman would not need to be offered intravenous antibiotics from the onset of labour or waters breaking against GBS infection in her baby."

BabiesEverywhere Mon 28-Jul-08 18:57:37

Oh just in case anyone is interested in the Garlic Protocol......
Garlic protocol:

Break a fresh, hard clove from a bulb of garlic and peel off the paper-like cover. Cut in half. A whole clove will NOT work. A crushed clove releases more allicin, but is harder to insert. Sew a string through it for easy retrieval.

Put damaged garlic clove in your vagina in the evening before you go to sleep. Many women taste garlic in their mouths as soon as it is in their vagina- so it is less pleasant to treat while awake.

In the morning, the garlic may come out when you poop. If not, many women find it is easiest to take it out on the toilet. Circle the vagina with a finger, till you find it. It cannot enter the uterus through the cervix. It cannot get lost- but it can get pushed into the pocket between the cervix and the vaginal wall.

Most people will taste the garlic as long as it is in there. So if you still taste it, it is probably still in there. Most women have trouble getting it out the first time.
For easy retrieval sew a string through the middle of the clove before you put it in- You don't want to get irritated in the process of getting rid of the GBS. Be gentle. Dot scratch yourself with long nails. Repeat this for 8 nights (around week 36). Or for 2 nights on, 1 night off, for 5 times (8 nights in 15 days)
After the eight night of treatment, get cultured at the health care place you go to. Before you go to get the culture, wash perineum and rectal area with soap and put on clean cotton underwear. GBS usually lives in your large intestine, and from there contaminates the vagina. A Rectal/Vaginal culture is done with a cotton swab inserted into the vagina and then into the anus.

When women are treated with antibiotics, the GBS returns soon after antibiotics regime is finished. The same is probably true with garlic. Therefore, if you culture positive and then use garlic to get a negative culture, you might consider inserting garlic once a week until you deliver the baby.

The level of garlic "smell" is a very poor indication of the real amount of allicin (active ingredient) that is generated. The olfactory receptors of the average person are so sensitive that even 1 mg of allicin molecules in the air will saturate the receptors so our nose and seem the same as 100 mg.

Allicin is gradually produced in the crushed clove for about 2 hours after the clove is damaged and simultaneously degraded. Once in contact with the mucosa or bacteria it degrades rapidly. No one knows how long it can be active when in contact with mucosa. We know that if you drink pure allicin within 5 minutes you can not detect it anymore because it all got adsorbed through the mucosal lining.

Bacteria are about 30 times more sensitive to allicin than human cells but at high concentrations also human cells suffer so in conclusion it would be more effective as an antibacterial and less toxic to the mucosa if women would use smaller amounts of crushed garlic with more frequent changes.

If you decide to try this protocol, please email me with as much information as possible: and put GBS in the subject line:

1. History of GBS on previous pregnancy or is this your first pregnancy?

2. Garlic treatment = _ nights? Half clove? Full clove?

3. Date of culture- was it urine culture? recto-vaginal swab? Vaginal culture?

4. Results of culture after garlic treatment.

5. Please describe any adverse/untoward events

I will publish the results as soon as I have the results of 300 women who have used the protocol. No personal identification information would be kept – your information will be combined with others and hopefully published in tabulated form in a medical journal, so that future patients would benefit from your efforts.

Read more:



1. Prevention of fumonisin-induced maternal and developmental toxicity in rats by certain plant extracts. J Appl Toxicol Nov-Dec 2004;24(6):469-74.

2. Emergence of Long-Term Memory for Conditioned Aversion in the Rat Fetus. Dev Psychobio 2004; 44: 189–198.

3. Protective effects of garlic juice against embryotoxicity of methylmercuric chloride administered to pregnant Fischer 344 rats. Yonsei Med J. 1999;40(5):483-9.

4. The effect of garlic on plasma lipids and platelets in primips with high risk of preeclampsia. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2001 Dec 1;99(2):201-6.

PS. In case you were wondering: Garlic ingestion by pregnant women alters the odor of amniotic fluid. Chem Senses. 1995 Apr;20(2):207-9."

me23 Mon 28-Jul-08 19:06:35

oh wow, that's really interesting! I'm very pleased for you. I think I've readsome of your threads before,you are a woman desperatly seeking normality and you shouldn't have to battle with 'med'wives you need with woman midwives. are you the woman who wants a hb but midwives trying to persuade you otherswise?

BabiesEverywhere Mon 28-Jul-08 19:29:17

Sadly there are several women who are not being supported with their choice of home birth and I am definately one of them !!!

Received another letter from the hospital pointing out how the consultant and SOM ddon't approve of my choice to homebirth

Well I am just hopeing that there are no more flipping hoops to jump through. I am too fat and hot

Fingers crossed I actually go into labour naturally and a timely manner and get a chance of labouring at home like I wanted last pregnancy and this.

BabiesEverywhere Mon 28-Jul-08 19:30:12

I am 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant as of today, so properly not to much longer to go

me23 Tue 29-Jul-08 20:12:55

I wish you the best of luck ! it is your right to have a homebirth, ust remember they have a duty to provide you with a midwife, so obv as long as everything is fine with you and baby as I'm sure it will be, then just refuse to go in!
i had dd at 38+5 wink sending happy homebirthing vibes your way x

BabiesEverywhere Tue 29-Jul-08 20:19:01

Thanks me

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