HI, I had a swab taken at 14 weeks due to being worried about discharge, the swab came back clear of any infection but showed a "heavy growth" of group b strep.
My doctor didn't tell me that the swab had shown gbs and said all was clear and I found out a week later via my midwife that I had it.
My midwife told me I needed to see the doctor and get some antibiotics asap to clear it up, and so I said ok. After reading about it, ive since learned that once you are positive for group b, it will always be there just some times not active and other times it flares up so antibiotics aren't effective during the pregnancy and only in labour and birth so I called back my midwife and asked her if I'd get to have another swab closer to the time of birth, and if I'd be given the IV antibiotics in labour and she said no, i wouldnt. She said that if I took the antibiotics now it'd clear it up and it'd be gone before labour so I explained what I'd learnt and she said she'd call her manager and ask and get back to me but never called me back
I'm in limbo now, and don't know anything about it other than what I've read! I'm terrified that I could pass this to my baby before labour and it could enter my womb and cause late miscarriage. I have no idea whether I should be taking antibiotics now or not and it's been two weeks since they found the group b strep. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.