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31 weeks, temperature 39.0, should I be worried?

(23 Posts)
NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 17:47:41

I'm 31 weeks (today) with twins and I've been feeling really rough today, but I thought it was just 3rd tri tiredness plus recovery from a tough last few weeks at work.This afternoon I tried to go out to meet a friend and almost fainted. Came back home, went to bed and decided just now to take my temperature just to be on the safe side and found out it's 39! So its might explain why I'm not feeling well, but I'm wondering if I need to be worried? Is it high enough to be a problem - should I call someone? Advice from anyone more experienced would be so welcome!!

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Thu 26-Oct-17 17:48:13

Phone your maternity unit. Why you are asking on here is a bit hmm

Lozmatoz Thu 26-Oct-17 17:49:32

You don’t need to be worried as that won’t help, but you do need to phone your midwife soon as possible

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Thu 26-Oct-17 17:50:40

The temperature itself shouldn't affect the babies but it is of course indicative of an infection or something else that should be checked out. I would call 111 for advice.

NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 17:51:13

Ok, fair enough - I just didn't know if it's worth bothering them. Maybe its noting to stress about and I'm justbeing paranoid :/

minmooch Thu 26-Oct-17 17:51:56

Another one saying ring your midwife - hope you feel better soon.

NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 17:52:26

111 is a better idea, thank you!
Sorry, it's my first pregnancy and I'm being paranoid...

Gunpowder Thu 26-Oct-17 17:53:23

You poor thing. I’m 33 weeks with twins and it’s misery. Can’t imagine a fever on top of that. I’d defo give your MW/Maternity unit a call, and take some paracetamol unless there’s a reason you can’t.

Hope you feel better soon. brew

minmooch Thu 26-Oct-17 17:53:35

You are 31 weeks pregnant with twins, nearly fainted and have an elevated temperature. Hopefully it is nothing but I don’t think anyone would make you feel daft about ringing your midwife or gp.

Gunpowder Thu 26-Oct-17 17:54:30

From experience I think 111 will just advise calling MW or maternity assessment at the hospital.

thingymaboob Thu 26-Oct-17 17:55:11

Don't ring 111. They will not have la suitable "pathway" for this. Ring your maternity unit, for god sake.

123rd Thu 26-Oct-17 17:55:55

I would agree 111 will
Just advise you to contact midwife

Mummyme87 Thu 26-Oct-17 17:58:29

Take two paracetamol to reduce your temperature, make sure you’re drinking fluids and give your maternity unit a call

NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 17:59:05

Thank you all - I'm jsut having a stupid panic but at the same time I don't feel really really unwell or anything. So maybe it's just a random temperature which will go down quickly but I'll call up to be on the safe side.

Thx for the reaossurance - I was feeling bad to bother tem about something as normal as a temperature, but feel reassured that it's not stupid for me to call up now!

ButtMuncher Thu 26-Oct-17 18:02:01

Temperature means your body is fighting something off (and not in itself to be worried about unless you have other symptoms).

You're 31w pregnant and feel faint though - I would call although I suspect they will say rest and fluids.

Why some people need to be mardy about a FTM asking an innocent question in light of overworked and underpaid NHS staff is beyond me though hmm

ButtMuncher Thu 26-Oct-17 18:02:22

Oh and I hope you feel better soon flowers

Gunpowder Thu 26-Oct-17 18:35:15

Agree with ButtMuncher it’s not obvious and don’t think OP was asking a stupid question.

My second (Singleton) pregnancy I had a fever of 40 (flu) and GP just said rest, paracetamol, fluids. They didn’t want to see me until I’d been poorly for over two weeks. IME they are loads more cautious when you are having twins though, so they may get you to go in just in case.

Oldschool41 Thu 26-Oct-17 19:25:17

Take some paracetamol I had a temperature with a chest infection last week 32 weeks and was given antibiotics 😀

DellaPorter Thu 26-Oct-17 19:27:55

When I had a fever in the third trimester, I was admitted to hospital and given iv fluids. Def contact the maternal assessment unit.

NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 19:28:27

Thank you for the responses - my friend who had a baby last year also advised calling, so you all gave me the reassurance it was OK to do it smile I just feel bad about calling for things they prob don't need to hear about because NHS staff are all under so much pressure!

Anyway, I did call up and it was as most of you suggested: sounds like a virus, drink plenty fluids, take paracetamol and rest.

Thank you thank you for responding smile

NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 19:29:47

(they did also say to call back again if temp hadn't gone down tomorrow, but I'm crossing fingers it will pass quickly)

ButtMuncher Thu 26-Oct-17 19:51:48

Fingers cross it'll pass OP. I had flu midway through second trimester and it took a while longer to get over but generally wasn't too bad. Feel better soon flowers

NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 22:56:31

Thanks - it's good to know that others have surivevd it!
I'm hoping it's not proper flu. I slept most of the evening and my temperature is about the same, but hasnt done up at least. I just feel really tired and shivery and achey, but no cold-type symptoms.
Unfortunately though, DH is away for work till tomorrow evening, so I don't have any willing slaves to bring drinks and offer sympathy smile

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