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A 20-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, comes to the office for a routine prenatal visit at 35 weeks of pregnancy. She has had all routine prenatal care, and has had an uncomplicated pregnancy so far. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management of her pregnancy?

Summary
Neonatal sepsis is a type of neonatal infection and specifically refers to the presence in a newborn baby of a bacterial blood stream infection (such as meningitis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, or gastroenteritis) in the setting of fever. It is divided into two categories: early-onset sepsis (EOS) and late-onset sepsis (LOS). EOS refers to sepsis presenting in the first 3 days of life, and is usually caused by Group B Streptococci or Escherichia coli. It presents with pneumonia. LOS is the presentation of sepsis after 3 days, and is usually caused by Staphylococcus. It presents with meningitis. The treatment depends on the underlying etiology.