My midwife gave me some literature on Group B strep since that's the next test we have to think about. She personally wouldn't make a recommendation either way since it's a tough one to decide on.... She also mentioned my options if we do test positive, which don't seem all that great.
Background- I had GBS with my DS1, and had a hospital induction so I was hooked up to antibiotics basically the entire labor (23 hours).
Since I am a second-time mom, she is unsure if we would even be able to get in a full dose of the antibiotics by the time I arrived at the birth center. She would try, but there are no guarantees. So, it makes me wonder if I should even test?
I know that 30% of women will have it at the time of labor, but only 1% of babies get sick. That is not an impressive risk, to me, but I also know that I won't be in a hospital this time *if* baby did need help breathing, etc.
I asked about alternative therapies to prevent and/or treat GBS and she said she has not had good luck with any of them.
Has anyone started thinking about this? I am thinking of just getting tested so I know, and hoping for a negative of course.