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August 6th, 2011, 10:34 PM
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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.
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August 7th, 2011, 07:24 AM
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From my understanding just because its present right now doesn't mean it will be when you go into labor. Thats why the testing is normally done between 35-37 weeks.
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August 7th, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Ok and if testing is done then and shows that i am still positive. Can I still do the water birth with IV antibiotics?
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August 7th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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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.
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August 7th, 2011, 12:13 PM
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I know in my state my midwives will still let you have a water birth you just have to have the antibiotics first but not sure if it's the same for all states or all care providers.
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August 7th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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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.
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