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I have already been diagnosed with group b strep. I am wondering if with the IV antibiotics I can still have a water birth. This is my first baby. I don't want to have a epi. I know I have time to decide what I want to do but I really want to do the water birth. If someone could please shed some light on this I would be very greatful.
If you are in the US, chances are probably not. Especially if you are seeing a doctor and planning on giving birth in a hospital. But none of the hospitals around where I live even offer waterbirth, so maybe where you live docs are a little more open to that.
Whenever I'm in the hospital, I know that you aren't allowed to get the IV wet. Showers are a hassle. As long as you can get it out of your arm after the medicine I don't see why you can't have a water birth if it's offered in your area, but if you have an IV in, I seriously doubt it.