Question about Group B strep
My group B swab was done a little late (37 weeks) due to my midwife being at a delivery in my 35 week appointment and her on call at the center I go to missed that it still was not done.
I am in early labor (lost mucous plug, inconsistent contractions, increased discharge). I know there is a chance that I may deliver before the test comes back. At the center I plan to deliver at if you are not tested they must treat you as if you are positive. In my state I think I can decline antibiotics. Can someone tell me more about the pros and cons of IV antibiotics. How effective are they. I know the risks from me are fever, prolonged rupture (18 hours), and Pre-term labor. I was negative in both of my previous births. Thank you for any help or resources you can direct me to.
Ashur 6-19-10, Soteria 5-27-11, and Maxis 5-25-15
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