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100 4 Fever In Pregnant Women
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Possible infection: Unless the cause of the fever (the flu for instance) is obvious, when you are pregnant it is particularly important that you be checked and the cause of the fever identified if possible. While it is probably not serious, there are some very serious conditions which need to be ruled out. ...Read more
101 F and higher: Needs attention of the doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and for the last four days if had cramps in my cervix and today i woke with fever like symptoms, what could it be?
Pregnancy: You need to call your OB doctor and be seen now. ...Read more
What are the risks if a woman develops Acute Rheumatic Fever during pregnancy (16 weeks)? What could happen to the baby? Mom?
This depends: The infnat hsould do well. This depends on the involvment. During the preganacy she will need to see high risk OB ...Read more
Definitely yes: Every pregnant woman should be offered the influenza vaccination during pregnancy because of the increased morbidity of pregnant women who are infected with the influenza virus. The vaccine is only a single injection. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recommended: All pregnant women should get a flu shot. In pregnancy you'll receive an inactivated trivalent strain (dead virus) that still protects you from swine flu & 2 other strains felt to be endemic this year. Avoid live virus (nasal spray) & remember to also update your pertussis vaccine. Take care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do you mean the flu: Shot. Yes, it is recommended for pregnant women. The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches ; pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more