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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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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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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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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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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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Can you use urine that has been sitting for 6 hours at room temperature for a pregnancy test?

Can you use urine that has been sitting for 6 hours at room temperature for a pregnancy test?

Not advised: No, that is not advised as the pregnancy hormone (HCG) being tested will deteriorate over time without refrigeration giving a "false result". ...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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What to do if I wanted to know what is considered high for a basal body temperature, to confirm pregnancy?

Temperature: Bbt does not confirm pregnancy, it suggests ovulation. A missed period or a positive pregnancy test is the first thing that will suggest pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is a fever or higher body temperature a early pregnancy symptom?

Is a fever or higher body temperature a early pregnancy symptom?

No: Fever (defined as 100.4 f) or any elevated temperature is not a reliable predictor of pregnancy before a missed period or a positive pregnancy test. Later in pregnancy Progesterone may have a very slight thermiogenic effect (raising temperature) but this is not helpful before the next missed period. ...Read more

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I am at my early days of pregnancy. I am facing problem like, head ache, temperature & nausia? Can u give me some advice?

I am at my early days of pregnancy. I am facing problem like, head ache, temperature & nausia? Can u give me some advice?

Yes: The fever may be incidental, you could be getting i'll or feel feverish because of nausea. Headaches are not uncommon. If you are not sleeping well, have a history of insomnia or depression, consider Mirtazapine at 15 mg before bed. It works like zofran, helps sleep and mood and appears safe; otherwise use unisom, tylenol (acetaminophen) and zantac 150 mg per day until u see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 2 days late on my period, negative pregnancy test and increase in vaginal discharge. Lots of mood swings and increase in body temperature???

I am 2 days late on my period, negative pregnancy test and increase in vaginal discharge. Lots of mood swings and increase in body temperature???

Re do test: Home pregnancy test should be done 5-6 days after a missed period. Negative result on a test done too early does not rule out pregnancy. You may repeat the test in 3-5 days, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Is a low temperature always a sign of early pregnancy (about 3 weeks) or can you be pregnant and not have one. I have been really tired frequent urination spotted dark brown/pink blood for 2 days tender breasts feel naucious had low grade fever yesterda

Is a low temperature always a sign of early pregnancy (about 3 weeks) or can you be pregnant and not have one. I have been really tired frequent urination spotted dark brown/pink blood for 2 days tender breasts feel naucious had low grade fever yesterda

Low: Low grade fever can be a sign of early pregnancy. Not everyone experiences this, so to answer your question, yes you can be pregnant and not have a low grade fever.
On the other hand low grade fever, especially if it lasts for a while, may may a sign of an infection. If this is the case (prolonged fever) you should inform your doctor right away.
Also you can take an early prediction test at this point.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How can catching cold, running nose, pain in throat and little temperature like 37.0 harm pregnancy. 26 weeks pregnant.?

How can catching cold, running nose, pain in throat and little temperature like 37.0 harm pregnancy. 26 weeks pregnant.?

Most likely not: A simple viral infection, which your presentation sounds like, usually won't affect a normal pregnancy. Supportive measures (plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed, rest) should suffice. If new symptoms occurring or you are getting worse, do not delay a trip to your doc. ...Read more

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High body temperature, body pains, light stomach pain, little bit vomiting sensation, no energy to do work, light fever. Symptoms of pregnancy?

High body temperature, body pains, light stomach pain, little bit vomiting sensation, no energy to do work, light fever. Symptoms of pregnancy?

Sounds more like flu: There are no definitive signs that point to pregnancy (other than a positive pregnancy test). All your described symptoms (low grade fever, achiness, queasiness, fatigue) could be due to a lot of things, but flu or intestinal virus should be high on your differential list. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a: Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy ...Read more