Just found out today I tested positive. I’m concerned because I am currently 37 weeks, this is our second child, the first delivery was fast and I’m told the second delivery will be even faster. In fact, I’m already measuring 4 cm Dilated, 80% effaced, and the baby is at zero station. So of course I worry I won’t make it to the hospital in time to receive antibiotics. I also worry about our newborns health… worry I really don’t need right now.
I’ve read a lot about Beta Strep (enough to scare me), and have heard the alternatives to antibiotics… what I really would like is to hear some of your personal stories and experiences with testing positive and delivering. And did your baby have to stay for 48 hours if they seemed to be doing fine?