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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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Is it normal in early pregnancy to experience a low grade fever?

Is it normal in early pregnancy to experience a low grade fever?

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.

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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!

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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.

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Have colds and slight fever and cramps, is it safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: While a cold during pregnancy is common, I would talk to your ob-gyn about the cramping. Feel better!

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Nausea, fever, body aches, signs of normal pregnancy?

Nausea, fever, body aches, signs of normal pregnancy?

Although temp can: Be elevated you should not get a full blown fever. Nausea is common. Cramping can occur but it usually not pain through out the whole body. Are you pregnant? If unsure then take a home pregnancy test.

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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.

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What are the risks if a woman develops Acute Rheumatic Fever during pregnancy (16 weeks)? What could happen to the baby? Mom?

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

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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.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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