***Update*** GBS test results were negative. I firmly believe in the UK Midwife protocol of garlic pills a few weeks before a GBS test. This was recommended by my Doula and it worked.
I just wanted to get some opinions and feedback regarding GBS from you ladies. I had my test today and do not get results back for 48 hours. I have a Doula whom advised me to take garlic pills to control or eliminate the GBS, which I did. So, hopefully, all those days that my husband had to tolerate my garlic breath will be worth it.
My question is, what did you do regarding time line for "reporting" to the hospital/BC if you were GBS +?? I asked the OB that I saw today about this. (I got to a practice with a few OBs and lots of MWs) She said that if my water broke, I would need to go to the hospital right away to get antibiotics. OK, no big deal, I thought. I understand that but I didn't want to stay afterwards. I literally live 8 minutes from the hospital. I asked her if I could go home after it was administered because I knew that it was given every 4 hours. She said that I would need to stay to be monitored because it has to be given every 4 hours. I explained that I realized that but live close and would want to go home. She offered no other alternative to her initial answer.
My plan has been to labor at home as long as possible....part of the reason I hired a Doula. What has been your experiences or advise you have received from your MWs regarding the "safe" time line after water breaking that you should get antibiotics for GBS?