it's actually quite a difficult decision imo, as to treat with antibiotics or not. with my first baby, i was GBS positive and my membranes ruptured before labor and i did get IV antibiotics. i'm not sure yet what i will do with my 2nd pregnancy if i'm GBS positive again.
"It's well known that the percentage of babies who actually benefit from intrapartum antibiotics is very small. And, increasingly, the routine use of chemoprophylaxis (antibiotics) during labor is causing problems with resistant GBS or resistant e. coli. "
there is a lot of info on that site, with links to other sites, including cochrane collaboration.
the good news whether you decide to do antibiotics or not, your baby is very unlikely to get sick :)
at 9:58 AM on May. 6, 2010