Jamie V. is here to help us answer questions we have about our babies & what we can do for them. We can ask about Ubiome & their stool sampling & even breastmilk sampling? Jamie, can you start at the beginning?
Jamie: My daughter is almost 4, so older than this group. I took Garden of Life Raw Prenatal, fish oil, and some probiotics in pregnancy. I added femdophilus at the end after I tested positive for GBS. I have done all this on my own, with the help of many Facebook groups like this one. I’m currently pregnant with number 2.
I was active duty military and gave birth in a military hospital, my wishes were overruled by the military doctors. Labor was long and difficult, no epidural. Cord clamping was not delayed, my daughter was born blue and not breathing or moving. I had two rounds of IV antibiotics for the GBS. She got vitamin K injection and eye drops, but Hep B was delayed until 7 days old. She had an acute Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome reaction via breastmilk at 5 hours old. She was taken to the NICU for “apparent life threatening event”, stomach pumped, IV fluids for 24 hours, then given Similac (I was still waiting for a blood transfusion and trying to pump colostrum for her, with little success).