Okay, so I am trying to calm down after a major freak out. My midwife call about 30 minutes ago to tell me that she got the results of my blood work, etc. and that everything was fine except that my urine was positive for GBS. She said that this meant I'm colonized with it, and that this means I'm considered GBS+ for the entire pregnancy. She called me in an antibiotic now (which is always complicated by the fact that I'm allergic to penicillin) and I will have to be treated for it in labor.
Of course while I was on the phone with her I kind of froze and didn't ask any questions. So I google it when I get off the phone and of course everything that I read starts making me panic. I called my FIL who is an OB (I know I could have called my midwife back, but considering that I could barely stop crying enough to talk, I decided it would be less embarrassing to talk to someone who's family) to find out just how worried I should be. He said it's no big deal and I shouldn't worried at all, that everything will be fine. He said I should just take the antibiotic and then forget that it even happened. I'm going to try to take his advice, since I know that worrying isn't going to make a difference either way.
I'm just bummed that this is happening already and I'm already having to think about changing my plan for when I'm in labor (I'll have to go to the hospital sooner). On the other hand, maybe it's best to find out now so I have lots of time to prepare and feel comfortable with the alternative? Other than the annoyance of having to go to the hospital sooner, I'm not really worried about the IV. I was GBS+ for DD, and other than hating the way the IV felt, it wasn't a big deal. They do a hep lock, so I'm only hooked up to it for the 20 minutes or so that it takes to administer the antibiotics. I'm more concerned with getting an effective antibiotic. With DD, their first choice was penicillin (which I'm allergic to), they tested the culture with their second choice and the culture was resistant to it, so I ended up with a third choice antibiotic. That doesn't exactly inspire confidence. So here's hoping that the antibiotic they're giving me now works, and that whatever antibiotic I end up with in labor works. I just hate the added stress.
If you've read this far, congratulations- you have finished the novel. And thank you for listening. I'm just worried and disappointed.