In my first pregnancy I tested positive for Strep B. My waters broke at 39.1 & contractions started about 2 hours later. I had to go in and get antibiotics through a canular every four hours from 2.30pm. Long story short, my contractions stopped the next morning & I had to have syntocin to bring on labour which resulted in having an epidural.
This time round I am seriously considering not having the test done as this was a factor in my labour going backwards. I would love to have a natural birth & my midwife has suggested that if i dont get the test done that we monitor the baby's temperature for a couple of days after the birth and if it rises to administer antibiotics.
Has anyone chosen not to have the test done and is there a high risk of the baby getting sick? Any feedback would be really useful. Cheers.