I didn't realize there was anything that could be done about it but my doctor is so unpredictable with how cooperative she's going to be that I really don't know if it's worth the fight this close to delivery. Plus I have a tendency to get various infections (kidney, yeast, etc) and I feel like the next 2.5 week (or however long until baby comes) will be walking a tightrope trying to avoid infecting anything, so I'm not sure if it's worth testing ways to get rid of the bacteria. I would really like to, but I worry that I'll end up with something worse somehow.
I realize this belongs in another thread, but I need a moment to rant about my doctor after having yet another shitty appointment with her today. I chose her because she seemed reasonably well informed and appeared to work in statistics rather than just emotional beliefs when making decisions, but it's been my experience so far that she's insanely inconsistent with this. She gives me studies and numbers sometimes, then will throw me a curve ball when she announces that if I don't get a flu shot I could risk letting my baby get sick and possibly even die (!) without any empirical support. When I asked her about any possible alternatives with the antibiotics with the GBS she got really snappy and serious with me and just said "no." straight up without any other explanation or further discussion. She's also going on vacation starting next Friday when she'll be gone for over a week (returning just shy of my due date) and didn't even mention it, so I was surprised to learn that I have to see a different doctor for my next appointment.
I just finished watching the labour and delivery story of a woman that I had been following on youtube who just had her daughter and even though she tried to be in good spirits about the whole thing, her birth experience was pretty horrible from first being admitted to her eventual c-section, and was even bullied into supplementing with formula by one particularly pushy nurse (part one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLxAAs-irVE&feature=youtu.be and part two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKxgEbksBoQ if anyone wants to see). I know that the hospital I'm going to is really forward-thinking and seem to be really balanced and reasonable, but I am absolutely terrified of a similar thing happening to me and having my doctor be so inconsistent certainly isn't making me feel any better about it. The thought of how much fighting I might have to do in such a vulnerable state is starting to overshadow an experience that I was actually looking forward to.
I hope you all have negative results so you don't have to worry about this antibiotic stuff
thinking of you, teles.