I was GBS- with my first, but the results didn't get sent over to the hospital in time so I ended up with the IV through my whole labor and it sucked. The worst part wasn't the needle, but the cord/tube/. I kept yelling at DH for stepping on it even though he wasn't. I wish I would have thought to ask for a hep lock b/c I think that would have been ok. I'd rather have that then subject a baby to an extra poke though.