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That partially depends on hospital protocol.
I was on a continuous IV drip when in labor with my son. (was not for abx, just a hydration IV... its their policy to do)
There's actually a good bit of research on hibiclens wash proving it's effective without the insane side-effects of the IV ABTs.
My HB MW has a protocol that involves eating lots of fermented foods & probiotics - things such as kefir. She said she's been very successful in having most mamas test negative.
Also, the IV shouldn't have been continuous! With DS, my MWs told me the first bag takes longest, but after that, I think they said 15 min every 4 hours & then I'd be unhooked again from the IV line & have a 'hep lock" in place to keep the IV line open. (Labor went so fast I didn't end up getting any at all.)
DD 12/07 DS 9/10