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Is Night Fever Normal During Pregnancy
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
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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.
Is it normal to experience chills in early pregnancy? No fever but I often feel cold especially at night. And really need to warm myself.
Hormonal: Most likely hormonal effect. It's not a common symptom but if it is only one you're having, I would not worry too much. Make sure your thyroid is working well, though.
Rheumatic fever: Is strep throat and treatment will protect mom which will keep baby safe
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Fever and pregnancy: It is never "normal" to have an elevated temperature, and certainly not in pregnancy. Low grade is defined as 100 degrees or a little less, and may be due to a urinary tract infection, so it is best to investigate: see your healthcare provider to be certain, and do not delay.
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!
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.
Pregnancy: While a cold during pregnancy is common, I would talk to your ob-gyn about the cramping. Feel better!
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.
No: Sounds more like the signs of a viral infection or the flu.
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
What medications are okay to take for cold symptoms and a low grade fever during the first trimester of pregnancy?
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.
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