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Fever And Chills During Pregnancy

It’s not normal to run a fever or have chills when you’re pregnant. Having a fever and chills during your pregnancy is a big red flag. We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician as soon as possible. 

It’s very easy to become sick during pregnancy due to suppressed immune system. Many pregnant women make the mistake of thinking is a common cold. Do not assume you have a cold and make sure to seek attention from your physician. 

Are Fever And Chills Signs of Pregnancy

Yes, fever and chills can be early signs of pregnancy. There are many side affects you’re going to experience such as morning sickness, fatigue, tiredness, cramping, nausea, but fever is one to pay extra attention to. 

If you are experiencing cold to hot temperatures, sweating, shivering, headaches, and chills is not normal to experience this while pregnant. The reason why its a common sign is due to your immune system been weaker. Your more susceptible in getting sick during your pregnancy. 

Symtoms of Fever In Pregnancy

There are many signs to pay attention if you suspect fever in your pregnancy: 

  • Fever and chills during pregnancy include
  • Cold to hot temperatures
  • Chills
  • Muscle Aches
  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • Fatigue
  • Dehydration

Causes of Fever And Chills In Pregnancy

Pregnancy causes surprising changes to the immune system leaving it more vulnerable to bacteria and sickness. It's essential you pay attention to your body, take your pre-natal vitamins, and have a healthy lifestyle.  Some common causes of fever and chills during pregnancy are:

How To Treat A Fever While Pregnant

Before you treat a fever while pregnant make sure to consult your doctor. These are some additional things you can do to treat a fever while pregnant. 

  • Take a lukewarm bath to reduce fever.
  • Place a cool dampened washcloth over your forehead.
  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Make sure to take your prenatal vitamins.

Does A Fever In Pregnancy Harm Your Baby

Yes, having a fever and chills during pregnancy can harm both you and your developing baby. The immune systems changes when pregnant and can be more susceptible at getting the common cold or worst.  Make sure to contact your physician as your earliest convenience.

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