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by luckiest luckiest (New) New

Please help me make a very important decision. I am GBS+ (found in urine at 13 weeks and 24 weeks) and I am allergic to penicillin and susceptibility testing showed that vancomycin is my only option. I am currently 37 weeks pregnant, have one four year old child and went through 2 1/2 years of infertility to get where I am today.

With my first pregnancy my water broke at night at 39 weeks and within 6 hours my son was born (I was negative for GBS with that pregnancy). This time I was told my labor would probably be half that time, and I also live an hour away from my hospital, plus I need the vancomycin so my doctor suggested induction at 39 weeks exactly. (start IV antibiotics, then pitocin and manually breaking my water)

However, all the doctors at my clinic think that GBS is no big deal and have been pushing weekly cervical checks since 32 weeks (I have declined them all due to what I've read online about GBS) but my doctor said he will not order the induction if I don't get a cervical check at my next appointment.

I am torn. I don't want to risk GBS crossing the placenta and infecting my baby via cervical check (plus AROM with induction), but on the other hand I want to make sure I get adequate antibiotics and if my water were to break with this baby too then he would be completely unprotected, potentially for several hours before getting my antibiotics.

I value your opinions immensely, I know what a major role the ob nurses have on delivery and I have the highest respect for you all.

Thank you soo much for any input you can provide. :(

Orange Tree

Specializes in Medical Surgical Orthopedic.

Giving medical advice on this message board is not allowed. Maybe it would help your peace of mine to seek a second opinion from a different health care provider?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

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