Fevers during pregnancy are never normal, so an exam is always recommended. Luckily, if the fever was caused by a viral illness, hydration and Tylenol are usually enough for recovery. But if the cause is bacterial, an antibiotic is often needed. Pregnant women should not take aspirin or ibuprofen.
Is fever common in early pregnancy?
Fever during pregnancy is common, and usually no cause for concern. But some studies have shown links between fever and pregnancy complications, and fever in early pregnancy can raise your baby’s risk for neural tube defects.
Is fever bad in first trimester?
Running a high fever during early pregnancy is known to be dangerous. A first-trimester fever can increase a baby’s risk of developing a congenital heart defect and certain facial deformities, such as cleft lip or cleft palate.
Why do I feel feverish in my first trimester?
Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does not reject the developing fetus. Changes in the respiratory system can also make pregnant women more vulnerable to colds and the flu, and a fever is a common symptom of these conditions.
When should I worry about a fever during pregnancy?
Low grade fevers shouldn’t be anything too serious to worry about, but stay vigilant and monitor any other possible symptoms as they occur. If you reach a temperature of 101 degrees, you should visit your doctor immediately. A fever during pregnancy is not normal and should not be ignored.
Can miscarriage cause fever?
Fever, chills or dizziness
Miscarriages can cause infections and with infections comes fevers that are usually accompanied by either chills or dizziness.
How can I reduce my fever in first trimester?
What can I take for a fever while pregnant?
- Take a tepid bath or shower.
- Drink plenty of water and other cold beverages to cool down and prevent dehydration.
- Keep clothing and covers light.
What should your temperature be when pregnant?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that pregnant women never let their core body temperature rise above 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit. (A pregnant woman’s body temperature is often already elevated around 0.4 degrees above the normal 98.6.)
Is 99 a fever?
A factor that needs to be considered is how you took your temperature. If you measured your temperature under your armpit, then 99°F or higher indicates a fever. Temperature measured rectally or in the ear is a fever at 100.4°F (38°C) or greater. An oral temperature of 100°F (37.8° C) or more is a fever.