I understand exactly how you feel. I was GBS positive at eight weeks from a urine sample.My family doctor told me it's not big deal, that they would give me antibiotic during labour. At the time I didn't know what GBS was, but taking antibiotics during labour is a big deal to me. I started reading up GBS and I kept reading and reading.
At five months, I was transferred to the care of an OB. The OB has the same attitude as my family doctor. When she read through my file and saw that I was GBS positive, she shrug it off and said that I don't need to worry, that they'd just administer antibiotic during labour. I'm rather baffled at how lightly health practitioners feel about the use of antibiotics.
I'm due September 3rd and have not made my final decision about the use of antibiotics. Just know that you have a choice and you should go with the option you're most comfortable with.
Knowing that I was GBS positive at an early stage in my pregnancy is both a blessing and a curse. I couldn't think positively about my labour and it's probably the reason why I didn't prepare much for it either until recently. But it has also made me change my eating habits and do whatever I can to boost the immune system of both my baby and I.
By the way, my OB refused to give me a swap test because she says there's no point since I'm already a carrier. Yet just this past week I was given the package to test for GBS. Have they forgotten? Whatever it is, I'm thankful I can at least know whether or not I'm still positive. I'll find out next week.
Best of luck stgertrude!