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What to do if you have a fever while pregnant, including what medication to take, is explained here.
When you’re expecting, it can be difficult to distinguish between a fever and mild hyperthermia. Due to hormonal changes and your unborn child’s growing heat radiation, you may feel flushed, extra toasty, and even have the occasional hot flash like most expectant mothers.
What you need to know about fevers during pregnancy is included below, along with information on what constitutes a fever in expectant women, what medications you can take, and the significance of consulting your doctor to reduce any risks that a fever may pose to you and your developing child.
Hot flushes can be accompanied by a number of early pregnancy symptoms, including a fever in some cases.
The amount of blood in the body has increased by approximately six weeks of pregnancy. The extra blood aids in the placenta’s development, which is crucial for ensuring that the fetus receives a separate supply of blood and is fed.
A fever is a typical symptom of colds and the flu, which can also make pregnant women more susceptible to them due to changes in the respiratory system.
When a woman becomes pregnant, the body’s volume of blood increases. Having more blood can make a person feel warmer and even sweat more.
The hCG hormone begins to rise after a woman becomes pregnant. A person may not be able to detect the levels if they take the test too soon.
Stuffy nose – and another cold!
You might simply feel bloated because your body’s blood supply is causing your nasal passages to become inflamed. Also known as the Rhinitis of pregnancy. Additionally, while you may typically avoid catching every cold or bug going around, early pregnancy can cause you to get sick constantly. Your immunity is lowered during pregnancy, making you more susceptible to everything.
Another sign of thickening vaginal walls is white, milky, thick vaginal discharge around the time of your missed period.
It can be challenging to determine whether cramping is related to your period or an indication of implantation, when the fertilized embryo is dividing and growing. Spotting occasionally is also typical and might be brought on by implantation bleeding.