I tested positive for GBS in my urine a while back so I will need abx during labor. My midwife says early in labor I can come in & get a dose and then go home to let labor progress. They would put a hep lock in and I will need the abx re-administered every 4 hours. I can only imagine how annoying that hep lock would be during hard labor. Is is worse to just get re-stuck every 4 hours? Any experience?
I spoke with our midwife today. Interesting result. Apparently the lab should have never reported me as positive because the concentration of GBS in my urine was below the threshold for what is considered a positive result. I will be getting re-tested at 36 weeks. They will do a swab test this time. If I am negative- then I am negative! There is hope!
I also asked about the hep lock/ vs getting restuck. She said they will do what ever I want.