I was + for group B strep with my last pregnancy and delivered before I got the full dose of abx so my son had to have blood cultures drawn-it left a nasty bruise on his little hand. Of course the hospital thought the cultures were necessary, but really, were they? I'm pregnant again and I'm wondering if you are + once, will you always be, and if so, can't you get oral abx (or some natural herbal preparation or something) to take at home for a week or two before your due date? Just wondering what midwives do for home births/birthcenter births for group B strep + moms-not blood cultures and IV abx I bet! Is group B strep that much of a danger, anyway? I've never heard of anyone having a problem. My insurance doesn't cover midwives or birth centers, so I'm stuck with an OB in the hospital and 'conventional' treatment.