Quoting JustDucky:" A pregnant woman who tests positive for group B strep and gets antibiotics during labor can feel confident ... [snip!] ... the risk of developing disease than those who do receive preventive antibiotics. This was pulled directly from the CDC site"
a baby who DOES get GBS... at MINIMUM is looking at 7 days in the hospital on IV antibiotics. Each time the IV is started.. it takes MULTIPLE sticks to get it. The last infant we had on antibiotics we had to poke 4 times to get the IV going, adn it went bad the next day. (infant IV's rarely stay good long because of the frequent movements, passing baby around etc)... add in daily labs.. more MULTIPLE sticks because of small veins, and frequent blood sugar checks because of IV fluids... why put your baby through this?
then... of course worst case scenario... baby goes septic and dies.
why risk it when you could get a few doses of antibiotics during labor to prevent it?