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Doctor insights on: Does Your Temperature Rise During Pregnancy

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is a fluctuating temperature during pregnancy indicative of labor ?

Is a fluctuating temperature during pregnancy indicative of labor ?

No: A true fever (over 100.4 degrees f) suggests infection, but just feeling hot or warm doesn't indicate labor. Most pregnant women often feel warm in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is it possible for my basal body temperature to rise when I am spotting and bleeding little after a chemical pregnancy?BBT taken at same time.

How is it possible for my basal body temperature to rise when I am spotting and bleeding little after a chemical pregnancy?BBT taken at same time.

Very unreliable: Basal body temperature is notoriously unreliable. In the days before home ovulation kits this was a commonly used tool but it still was not very accurate as small fluctuations in temperature are a normal part of physiology. If you are trying to track ovulation you are better off using a home ovulation kit ...Read more

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Can hot showers increase core body temperature during pregnancy? They're my only relief when my back is sore. I let stream fall on my back not tummy.

Can hot showers increase core body temperature during pregnancy? They're my only relief when my back is sore. I let stream fall on my back not tummy.

Not significantly: While hot tubs and baths with total immersion can increase core temperature, it would be very hard to do with a shower. If the heat is also just localized to your back, then this is probably okay. The issue of increased core temperature is mainly an issue during the first trimester. ...Read more

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In early pregnancy what is your temperature suppose to be?

In early pregnancy what is your temperature suppose to be?

Little if any change: Body temperature is not monitored in early pregnancy unless infection is suspected. There is a fairly wide range for "normal". Some pregnant patients may notice a slight increase over baseline, but it is not clinically significant. ...Read more

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Does temperature go up in early pregnancy ?

Does temperature go up in early pregnancy ?

Yes: In the early part of pregnancy the amount of Progesterone in your body increases which in turn can cause a slight temperature elevation to persist. ...Read more

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What's considered to be a high temperature ? Is a womans temperature higher in early pregnancy?

What's considered to be a high temperature ? Is a womans temperature higher in early pregnancy?

100.3: Most consider 100.3 (38 c) to be a fever. If your temperature is above that and you are pregnant you should be seen by your doctor. I am wondering why you are checking you temperature unless you already know that you are sick? ...Read more

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How will I know if my body temperature gets too high in pregnancy?

How will I know if my body temperature gets too high in pregnancy?

Don't worry: Unless you spend an excessive amount of time in a hot tub or sauna it will be very difficult to raise your body temperature high enough to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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What is more important: proper hydration or cooler temperature to reduce nausea in early pregnancy?

What is more important: proper hydration or cooler temperature to reduce nausea in early pregnancy?

Acupuncture is best: I think fatigue has a lot to do with how sick you feel, so i usually recommend sleep. Acupuncture has been shown to help in some good studies, and my patients have done very well with that also. It's always good to stay hydrated, but i haven't heard that helps with nausea in pregnancy. Most pregnant women run hot. I've not heard that cooling affects nausea, but you might feel better overall. ...Read more

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