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What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

Newborn response: The obvious answer is that they are cold, but if they are very young, under 3-4 months, they are likely having a moro reflex, a primitive muscle reflex where moving them a little bit or jostling them causes the arms, legs, or jaw to "quiver" as if they are shivering. Older children shiver in an effort to raise temperature, such as when generating a fever, so if they are shivering, monitor temp. ...Read more

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My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?

My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?

Swaddling may help: A very young baby can loses heat easily and shiver. Newborns also have normal shivering reflexes especially when they are placed for diaper change . All thing being equal if baby feeds well is alert try swaddling for a bit ...Read more

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Experiencing shivering body what could this mean? Could I be getting sick?

Experiencing shivering body what could this mean? Could I be getting sick?

Viraemia: You may be developing a viral infection as you are describing flu like symptoms . I would try Tylinol 500 mg two four times a day and also increase my fluid intake ...Read more

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What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

Lower body temp:ANS: There are many causes but the most common reason may be lowered body temperature. Other causes may be the autonomic nervous system. Institution of forced warm air conduction and warm body fluids may help. Some anesthesiologists believe Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) may reduce shivering but this is debated. ...Read more

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What can it mean if i'm constantly, randomly shivering even when warm?

What can it mean if i'm constantly, randomly shivering even when warm?

Hidden infection?: It is possible that you might have a covert infection somewhere. Make an appoint with your doctor. He my want to do some blood work including a blood culture. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have the shivers when you have a baby?

Is it normal to have the shivers when you have a baby?

Yes: I have heard several physiological explanations. But without trying to explain things I do not fully understand, i will say it occurs commonly. ...Read more

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Shivers and tremors for a 3 months baby while awake. Is this normal?

Shivers and tremors for a 3 months baby while awake. Is this normal?

??shivers/tremors??: A 3 month old infant will have a dramatic startle response to loud sounds or sudden movements. Their arms and legs will shake during movement as a sign of their immature nervous system, but this shaking is low intensity and similar on both sides of the body.It this is what you see, just discuss it at your next checkup. ...Read more

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My 3.5 months baby has frequent shiver in right leg and chin, mainly when sleeping. is this common or should i be worried?

My 3.5 months baby has frequent shiver in right leg and chin, mainly when sleeping.  is this common or should i be worried?

No: Babies tend to relax their muscles while in a deep sleep & they can have momentary shiver like jerks , if they are long enough & when you hold the legs & they do not stop , you need to go see your Pediatrician . Detailed history of pregnancy is necessary as well. ...Read more