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Chills Without Fever During Pregnancy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sir my wife is pregnant and running fifth mint of pregnancy, and she is having fever and common cold and sour thought and coughing during couging she is having severe pain in stomach. Please advise me the tab?
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 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
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
Is it normal to feel feverish all the time during pregnancy? I'm 6 weeks and also having stuffy sinuses.
No: If you are feeling sick or feverish you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
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
Yes: It is ol to use but probably not any more helpful than any other hot beverage. ...Read more
It is safe and effective. See the cdc website at:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/features/pregnancyandflu/. ...Read more
Feeling cold all the time during early pregnancy. Warms up quickly when eating a meal. Then back to cold again after eating. Is this normal?
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
Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?
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