No matter how much a woman loves herself, but never in her life does she show so much attention and care to her health as during pregnancy. Some of us start to really take care of ourselves for the first time only after learning that a new life has arisen at our heart. Any infection or disease, one way or another, affects the course of pregnancy and fetal development. The greatest danger is the high temperature in the first trimester (especially 1-3 weeks from conception) and after 30 weeks of pregnancy, when the main organs of the baby are laid and when the placenta begins to age. That is why doctors warn: try not to get sick while you carry a baby.
But in fact, very few people manage to pass this way without a hitch. Immunity of the future mother naturally decreases from the very beginning of the pregnancy, and the woman is constantly experiencing in order not to catch the virus. As soon as the body temperature rises during pregnancy, she immediately falls into a panic and begins to diagnose herself.
Most of the unrest causes subfebrile temperature (36.8-37.5), held for a long period of time. Indeed, the cause of this phenomenon is often unknown to the future mother.
Do not rush to sound the alarm. If you are worried only about the mark on the thermometer, then, most likely, the increased temperature during pregnancy is the reaction of your body to the development of the fetus.
Many women on this symptom and learn that they are pregnant. A slight increase in body temperature may be accompanied by slight indisposition, drowsiness, and even nasal congestion in early pregnancy. Often it seems to newly-born pregnant women that they are about to get sick, but the condition does not worsen. All these are the first signs of pregnancy that occur due to hormonal changes in the mother’s body.
From the moment of conception, progesterone is intensively produced in the female body. It directly affects the center of thermoregulation of the brain. As a result, the heat transfer decreases, which is why the body temperature rises slightly (heat simply does not leave it). First of all, these changes are noticed by women planning pregnancy and measuring basal temperature.
Subfebrile temperature during pregnancy often lasts for the first trimester, then gradually decreases. But there are cases when this period is somewhat delayed.
It’s time to see a doctor
However, the fever during pregnancy is not always physiological, that is, it is safe for the fetus and mother. Doctors say that a strong increase cannot be allowed, because not only your body warms, but also the environment surrounding the child, which can lead to damage to his tissues or the development of central nervous system defects, as well as cause placental abruption or premature birth. In addition, at high temperatures, the blood vessels of the woman expand – and the blood pressure decreases, leading to insufficient blood flow to the placenta.
If the mercury thermometer has crossed the mark of 38 degrees, then it’s time to take action.