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high temp @ 38weeks..feelin strange

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baby1onway Tue 22-Sep-09 19:09:14

hi, im 38weeks pregnant & feelin bit rubbish!slightly sick, really tired with a temp of 39.5..even 40.1 this mornin.which is quite high i think?now ive become obsessed with checkin my temp since weve not long bought the thermometer!! ( 1st baby as u can probs tell!!) anyone else feel the same??dont wanna ring midwife, feel bit silly, also like im wastin their time coz im not really sure wot my symptoms are? any advice wud b great

LilRedWG Tue 22-Sep-09 19:11:39

Call the midwife or labour ward - you are never wasting their time. They would rather answer a hundred different silly questions than have someone feel they can't/shouldn't ask.

Good luck and congratulations.

Jumente Tue 22-Sep-09 19:12:10

I think you need to ring them, they won't mind. It could be something or nothing if you see what I mean smile

Hope you're Ok.

Jumente Tue 22-Sep-09 19:13:09

Just tell them you have a high temp, if that's all you have...they will take it seriously because a high temp in pregnancy is always taken seriously. Not sure why but it is smile

rubyslippers Tue 22-Sep-09 19:13:13

you must ring the MW

a high temp can sometimes trigger labour and may be a sign of infection somewhere

give them a call - you won't be wasting their time

Disenchanted3 Tue 22-Sep-09 19:13:45

Ring them,

I had a very high temp at 35 weeks, turned out I had an infection and was severely dehydrated, I had to stay in overnight on a drip.

Was fine a few days later.

Jumente Tue 22-Sep-09 19:16:09

Let us know how you get on won't you. I will be worrying otherwise!

PacificDogwood Tue 22-Sep-09 19:17:33

That IS a high temperature, what you'd call a fever. Do ring the midwife and do it tonight. It could be something simple like a bladder infection (you don't always get typical symptoms in pregnancy) or another infection.
You will not be wasting anybody's time. Get some RL advice and medical help tonight.
Oh, and take some paracetamol too and make sure you drink plenty of fluids.

baby1onway Tue 22-Sep-09 19:21:33

thanks every1, got a midwfie apt 2moro mornin anyway..shud i just wait & tell her?ive been like this a few days already so perhaps 1more nite wont hurt?he's stil very active!!

rubyslippers Tue 22-Sep-09 19:23:19

do not wait! call labour ward now ...

Jumente Tue 22-Sep-09 19:23:41

NO, ring NOW please!!! Especially if it's been a few days already.

You need seeing asap xx

Jumente Tue 22-Sep-09 19:25:16

Just as an example it might be an infection in where baby is, and you deffo don't want to leave that.

Good luck xx be ready with a bag of essentials if you feel up to it, in case they want you to go in - quite likely they will want you to pop up there for a bit of monitoring or just so they can see you.

baby1onway Tue 22-Sep-09 19:26:01

ok i'l keep u posted..will ring now.thank u.x

LilRedWG Tue 22-Sep-09 19:27:26

Good luck. Let us know how you get on.

baby1onway Tue 22-Sep-09 19:53:31

well was waste of time really!!they said- drink lots of water, rest, see midwife 2moro. they werent 2 concerened coz ive got no aches or pains.oh and 2 take paracetamol. thanks every1!!x

rubyslippers Tue 22-Sep-09 19:54:56


ok - if your temp doesn't reduce though, i wouldn;t hesistate to call back even if it is in the middle of the night

LilRedWG Tue 22-Sep-09 19:55:28

Take care.

baby1onway Tue 22-Sep-09 20:02:39

thank u!

PacificDogwood Tue 22-Sep-09 21:17:59

Hope you have a good night. Take a wee sample to midwife appointment tomorrrow to have it checked.

Jumente Wed 23-Sep-09 06:29:45

Ach! What do they know?! wink

still worried here. Hope you had a good night - PD is right it could be a UTI.

Good luck at appt today xx

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