A 39-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 2, at 40 weeks' gestation comes to the labor and delivery ward after a gush of fluid with regular, painful contractions every two minutes. She is found to have rupture of the membranes and to have a cervix that is 5 centimeters dilated, a fetus in vertex presentation, and a reassuring fetal heart rate tracing. She is admitted to the labor and delivery ward. Two hours later she states that she feels hot and sweaty. Temperature is 38.3 C (101 F). She has mild uterine tenderness. Her cervix is now 8 centimeters dilated and the fetal heart tracing is reassuring. Which of the following is the most appropriate management of this patient?
A. Administer antibiotics to the mother after vaginal delivery
B. Administer antibiotics to the mother now and allow vaginal delivery
C. Perform cesarean delivery
D. Perform cesarean delivery and then administer antibiotics to the mother
E. Perform intra-amniotic injection of antibiotics