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Doctor insights on: Chills Without Fever During Pregnancy

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


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I had 104 fever for a few hour during the 4th week of my pregnancy. Now I'm in my 18th week of pregnancy. I'm worried that has my fever caused harm to my baby?

I had 104 fever for a few hour during the 4th week of my pregnancy. Now I'm in my 18th week of pregnancy. I'm worried that has my fever caused harm to my baby?

Most likely not: I know the media are full of the danish study that pregnant women who reported having the 'flu had twice as many children with autism; women who reported having fever for > a week had 3x as many, & women who required antibiotics had a slight increase.. However, these were self-reports by phone. While it's worth getting a flu shot, no harm was done by short-term illnesses. See www. Aap. Org. ...Read more

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Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md. ...Read more

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Can you have a fever during early pregnancy as early as 2 weeks in the pregnancy?

If you are sick: You can have a fever anytime during pregnancy. It won't be caused by the pregnancy though. It would be caused by whatever is making you sick. Fever is not normal ever during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a fever during pregnancy second trimester, is this dangerous to my child?

I have a fever during pregnancy second trimester, is this dangerous to my child?

What is cause: Fever in and of itself is not a problem to your infant. It will in no way cause problems with blood flow or placental function. The bigger question is what is causing the fever and can that be harmful to the baby. For instance, if you having a primary herpes infection causing your fever, this could infect the baby and cause problems. If you have a serious infection, also could harm. Find out why! ...Read more

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Fever and cold. Shall I take paracetamol 500mg amox 625 mg during early pregnancy?

Fever and cold. Shall I take paracetamol 500mg amox 625 mg during early pregnancy?

If prescribed: Acetaminophen (paracetamol or tylenol) & amoxicillin are both safe in pregnancy and have both been used extensively for many years. If your doctor feels that u need them u should definitely use them.Fever can cause problems if it is too high or lasts too long. Antibiotics aren't helpful for colds since they are caused by viruses and don't respond to antibiotics so be sure ur doctor says u need amox. ...Read more

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How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

Probably above 102: Although prolonged/repeated exposure to high ambient temperatures of saunas, jacuzzis during the first weeks of pregnancy can increase the risk of some birth defects, it is not clear if fevers "impact on a baby development" because of the high temperature or because of the cause of the fever which can be viral or bacterial infections or other metabolic disorders. Ask MFM doctor with expertise in ID ...Read more

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Will 100-101.5 fever from viral infx >7d during early pregnancy (4-5wks) pose any risk to baby? Tylenol (acetaminophen) only lowers it to 99.5-100.5. Take it or not?

Will 100-101.5 fever from viral infx >7d during early pregnancy (4-5wks) pose any risk to baby? Tylenol (acetaminophen) only lowers it to 99.5-100.5. Take it or not?

Fever: I have to admit I am very uncomfortable having you home without any medical evaluation with a week long persistent fever. And that is pregnant or not. Something is causing your fever and that something may be more worrisome to both the pregnancy or to your health. Please contact your OB about this. ...Read more

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I'm 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result: igg +ve 27 igm equivocal 1.15 I never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

I'm 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result: igg +ve 27 igm equivocal 1.15 I never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

Probably: Early in pregnancy babies will generally miscarry or be fine. Not all babies will have congenital rubella and the fact you didn't get sick and have good igg if a good sign; the igm is likely a "red herring", it isn't part of the usual screening anyway, just the igg; good luck, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Fever due to an ear infection, can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

Fever due to an ear infection, can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

Unlikely to be a pbm: The common low grade temperatures for an ear infection are unlikely to cause any issue with pregnancy.We have more concerns with fevers that are part of a generalized flu or viral infection especially during the first 12 wks (when the virus could get to baby), or were someone to cook themselves in a hot tub daily during that period. ...Read more

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How much fever is too high during pregnancy? I am 17 weeks pregnant. I woke up this morning feeling very weak, had a bad headache and a sore throat. I went on to work, but started throwing up and almost passed out. I came home early and went straight to b

How much fever is too high during pregnancy? I am 17 weeks pregnant. I woke up this morning feeling very weak, had a bad headache and a sore throat. I went on to work, but started throwing up and almost passed out. I came home early and went straight to b

If: If you took your temp. Under your arm (axillary) then you need to add one point, therefore making your temp. 101.2. Anything over 100.4 is considered a fever. For the future contact your doctor if this occurs. Also note that tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take during pregnancy for fever. However, the underlying cause always needs to be determined, especially during pregnancy.
I hope you are well. ...Read more

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Flu and excess mucus during pregnancy?

Flu and excess mucus during pregnancy?

Well, you: Gotta try some tamiflu (oseltamivir) if it's bad, call ur doc and u may wanna get covered with some zithromax to prevent pneumonia and consider some IV fluids, call ur doc, ask about tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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How can you safely get the regular flu shot more than once during pregnancy?

How can you safely get the regular flu shot more than once during pregnancy?

Probably, but...: A single influenza vaccination is recommended for pregnant women. Some times a second shot is needed if a specific strain of influenza develops and is not covered by your initial vaccination.

Before getting a second shot, make sure you talk to your prenatal provider to check why you are being offered a second one. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of flu and cold during flu cold season in pregnancy?

How can I get rid of flu and cold during flu cold season in pregnancy?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Yes.: It is safe and effective. See the cdc website at:

http://www. Cdc. Gov/features/pregnancyandflu/. ...Read more

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Will having the flu during your first trimester of pregnancy cause your baby to measure small?

Will having the flu during your first trimester of pregnancy cause your baby to measure small?

Not likely.: Wrong dates is by far the most common reason for a small fetus in the first half of pregnancy. The influenza virus can cross the placenta and thus increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia in the offspring, if contracted during pregnancy. First trimester viral exposures generally follow the all or nothing rule - i.e. They either lead to miscarriage or do not affect the pregnancy. Talk with mfm. ...Read more

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Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Death or disability: We lost 2 pregnant moms during the 2009 flu outbreak in my medium sized town. Flu is potentially deadly during pregnancy and the inactivated flu injection can help you avoid it. ...Read more

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Fever of 100 a sign of ovulation or pregnancy?

Fever of 100 a sign of ovulation or pregnancy?

Neither: It's not a reliable sign of either one; normal human body temperatures go up to about 100.5. ...Read more

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Is fever & headache associated with pregnancy?

Not usually: Headaches can occur for various reasons as well as fevers, but they usually have a cause other than the pregnancy. ...Read more

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