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What Happens To Your Baby If You Fall Sick While You're Pregnant?

A mommy’s health is extremely important for the well-being of the growing foetus inside the womb. If the mommy is unwell during her pregnancy, chances are that her baby’s health will have an effect too.

Many women had been running a fever when they were pregnant. It is known to be dangerous for your baby too. However, you can reduce the risks by focusing on getting the temperature down on an immediate basis.

The first thing you should check is your body’s temperature. If your temperature exceeds 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, it is considered that you have a fever.

How it affects your baby

Your baby is constantly developing in your womb and there’s a particular sequence which the growth pattern follows. You falling sick tends to hinder the normal growth and development process.

The little organs, limbs, blood vessels and other body parts need a particular sequence to grow at the right time. The growth will take place depending on the protein molecules that you consume.

If you have a slight increase in the body’s temperature, even if it goes from 98.6 degrees to 100.4 degrees, it will hamper the functioning of the proteins. Moreover, it will increase the risks of you having a miscarriage or a birth defect.

Studies claim that having a fever in the first trimester increases the chances of your baby having birth defects like cleft palate, neural tube and heart defects. Although the studies didn’t consider how and why the mother had a fever. But we need to be concerned as to what caused the fever or was it an infection and that the fever is just one of the symptoms.

You need to be safe for the sake of your baby’s wellness. You need to maintain good hygiene around you and within you so that there is a faint chance of infection happening to you.

Wash your hands often when you touch dusty objects. Keep away from people who’re ill as they could potentially transmit germs and infection to you. 

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