Any person knows that if the body temperaturesomething has gone wrong in the body. But pregnancy is an exception to the rules. Predicting the body's reaction to the birth of a new life is very difficult. It depends on many factors. So the fever in the early stages of pregnancy is not an excuse to get upset. Let's talk about this in more detail.
Causes of temperature increase
Increased temperature during pregnancy more ofteneverything is not considered pathology. After all, during this period in the body of a pregnant woman there is hormonal reconstruction. As a consequence, the heat transfer process slows down significantly and the temperature rises. In the first weeks of pregnancy, the temperature can rise a little more than 37 degrees. Do not let this frighten you, of course, if you do not notice any other painful symptoms. The production of a hormone (progesterone) also causes a slight increase in temperature. This is a normal reaction of the body to pregnancy, but if in doubt, consult a doctor and take the necessary tests. Another reason for the temperature increase may be overheating of the body. If the room in which you are not one hour, poorly ventilated, your body can react to this microclimate by a slight increase in temperature. But it's easy to fix. Timely airing will relieve you of discomfort. The subfebrile temperature does not rise above 38 degrees. It is possible to write off such increase on pregnancy. But you better trust doctors. In addition to the fact that this temperature causes you fatigue and a broken state, it can indicate the presence of an inflammatory process in the body. It can be an ectopic pregnancy, which is very dangerous for any woman. Your first step in this condition should be a visit to the gynecologist, from whom you are registered or are about to get up. If the examination does not reveal any pathologies, apply the next visit to the therapist. Most likely, you will have to pass a "bunch" of tests, but this is necessary, since now you need to take care not only about your health, but also about the health of your baby. There are a number of other reasons that determine the temperature. As for asymptomatic diseases, it can be tuberculosis, and pyelonephritis, herpes, cytomegalovirus and a number of other dangerous diseases for the future of the child. Of course, any disease affects the health of the fetus. But much depends on the duration of your pregnancy. In the early stages (from 1 to 3 weeks) a serious illness can cause miscarriage or termination of development. And if this did not happen, then, most likely, nothing terrible to the child is no longer threatened. But if the infection got into your body a little later (during the first trimester), when the formation of the main organs of the child occurs, it can lead to a pathology of fetal development. Possible vices such as pathology of the eyeballs, the upper lip and palate, the jaw. If the temperature above 38.5 degrees lasts more than a day, it can affect the development of the brain and facial skeleton. High temperature in pregnant women leads to a violation of protein synthesis and poor blood supply to the placenta, at a later date - to premature birth (as the risk of contraction of the uterus increases). Having weighed all the pros and cons, a decision is made to interrupt or maintain the pregnancy. Less infectious disease is less likely after 12 weeks, when the formation of the placenta has already been completed. What is more dangerous for pregnant women: high temperature or factors that cause its increase (viruses, bacteria)? The science has not yet found a reasoned answer to this question.
Shoot down the temperature or not?
Causes of temperature, as already mentioned above,different, means, and actions to reduce it, too, can not be the same for everyone. There are various methods of reducing temperature. This can be done with the help of medicines or folk remedies. If during the first trimester of pregnancy you have a temperature of no higher than 37.5 degrees, then you do not need tips for reducing the temperature. Do not worry, go for a walk, do your favorite thing, eat plenty of fruit and do not think about the bad. Even if the temperature rises with illness, but not above 37.5 C, do not knock it down. Give the body the ability to fight viruses and acquire immunity. This is a protective reaction of the body, which prevents the development of infection. But if your thermometer crossed the line at 38 degrees, it's time to act. First, ventilate the room, the room should not be hot (the optimal temperature is 22-25 degrees). Do not wrap yourself in warm clothes. Clothes should be light and made from natural fabrics. A large amount of liquid will only benefit. It can be various compotes, teas or just water. And do not forget to call a doctor!
The use of preventive measures
In order not to be ill, there is one sure way. This is prevention. Future mothers simply need to strengthen immunity. What is included in the concept of prevention?
- quality and proper nutrition (fruits, vegetables);
- hardening (start preferably before pregnancy);
- not to visit crowded places (especially during the epidemic of influenza and ARVI);
- clothes for the weather (do not freeze and do not overheat);
- in the autumn-winter period, vitamin complexes are needed;
- ventilation of premises;
- observance of personal hygiene.
If someone in the family has become ill with the flu or otherviral disease, then ask your relatives to wear gauze bandages and use garlic and onions as a preventive measure. It is not necessary to have them, you can simply arrange them in the rooms in a purified form. These cultures secrete phytoncides, which protect us from many bacteria and viruses. Another means of preventing colds is a decoction of lemon balm. It contains a large amount of vitamin C. As an alternative to melissa, you can consume more citrus, but then you can have an allergy. Be careful. If you could not protect yourself from colds and fever, do not load yourself with work, refuse walks and other loads. Do not waste your body's strength on anything other than fighting the disease. Carefully follow the rise in temperature and take timely measures to reduce it.
Low temperature during pregnancy
There are cases when during pregnancythere is not a rise in temperature, but a decrease in temperature. The reason may be the characteristics of the body. And such a state will not harm the future baby. But, along with the individual characteristics of the body, a low temperature can also indicate overfatigue or toxicosis. Still lowered temperature can be a symptom of a malfunction in the endocrine system. The consequence of a prolonged drop in temperature may be weakness, dizziness and even fainting. Low temperature for a long period - an occasion to go to the doctor for every pregnant woman. Temperature control during pregnancy is necessary not only in the early stages, but also the entire period of bearing the child. Daily measure the temperature, and your body in time will let you know about all the changes that are happening to you. Once again, we remind you that pregnancy carries significant changes to your body. Early pregnancy requires the formation of the child's organs, and their health is largely up to you. Be attentive to your health, and the result will not be long in coming. React to any temperature change by going to the doctor, do not self-medicate. Let your children grow strong and healthy!