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What does it mean when you get the chills after delivery?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Possibilities

Sudden changes in the distribution of blood to the skin surface may create a differential temperature difference resulting in chills.
Delivery may be accompanied by transient bacteria in your blood stream which create fever and the chills help to raise your body temperature. Perhaps you chill with excitement over the great new baby you have just seen. Congratulations.

In brief: Possibilities

Sudden changes in the distribution of blood to the skin surface may create a differential temperature difference resulting in chills.
Delivery may be accompanied by transient bacteria in your blood stream which create fever and the chills help to raise your body temperature. Perhaps you chill with excitement over the great new baby you have just seen. Congratulations.
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