A 43-year-old female asked:
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If my water doesn't break until 15 min before my birth and I have strep b and I'm home what should I do.

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Dr. Carrie Champine
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bring neonate to dr: If your labor is so rapid that you cannot be treated for GBS and you deliver at home, bring your baby into the doctor immediately after delivery. They can examine the baby and decide if they want to observe the baby for signs of GBS or treat it with antibiotics.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014

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