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Worried ... had a fever at 4 1/2 weeks

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Walnut8 Fri 17-Jul-09 20:11:05

I had a bad cold or flu just after I found out I was pregnant (just after 4 weeks). I had a fever for at least 3 or 4 days and didnt realise fever was bad for the baby until I'd had it for a couple of days (and then started taking paracetamol).
Now I'm obsessively stressing about what harm it might have caused the baby. Has anyone had a fever around this time and gone on to have a healthy baby? thanks

whomovedmychocolate Fri 17-Jul-09 20:38:18

Paracetamol is fine in pregnancy. If your fever was under 38.5 it's not an issue but it's probably not an issue in any case. Try not to worry

Boodlerpoop Sat 18-Jul-09 16:29:19

Had mumps when I was 8 weeks....Very high fever and scared stiff...42 weeks now and all seems well, Doc reassured me that fever can cause you to miscarry, won't do anything else....ask your Doc to be sure, don't worry

TheProvincialLady Sat 18-Jul-09 16:38:43

Lots of people get ill during pregnancy. I had a kidney infection at 28 weeks and had a high fever. DS2 is now 6 months and is as healthy as they come. The vast, vast majority of babies will be healthy even if their mother was ill or forgot to take their folic acid, or had a few drinks, or ate badly, etc etc. If babies were that fragile then the human race would have died out long ago.

It's normal to fret but honestly, there is nothing to worry about.

Walnut8 Sun 19-Jul-09 13:53:11

thanks everyone for replying. I feel a bit better! I guess I was worried because from everything i read, getting a fever in first trimester was the worst time. I don't know what temp I was or anything. I'm trying to convince myself that worrying about it is not going to help anyway! Thanks again for replying.

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