Well greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.... Just found out today (because they didn't have the results back last week) that I tested positive for GBS.
I'm giving birth in a birthing center that's connected with a hospital. The midwife told me I will have to come in a little earlier most likely so they can give me the antibiotics via IV, after which they will heplock it so I don't have to stay connected, but if I don't get at least 2 does (1 every 4 hours) during my labor, before baby is born, then the pediatrician at the hospital (who usually doesn't even get involved with birth center babies) will possibly want us to stay in the hospital versus going home 4-5 hours after birth as we normally would. The reason being for observation of the baby.
I'm freaking out a little bit right now. I know everything will work out and be fine, and the most important thing is to do what is best for baby to be healthy, but I'm just not really coping well with this news. I wasn't planning on having an IV to deal with at all, that's why I chose a birthing center. And the idea of staying in the hospital instead of coming straight home just makes me feel sick. I don't even know how that would work logistically, because we were only planning on having friends watch DS for a limited amount of time since we would be coming home right away.
Has anyone else tested GBS+ this pregnancy or in a previous pregnancy?