Throughout the entire period of pregnancy, the expectant mother, taking care of the correct development of the baby, should be especially careful about the state of her health. Therefore, in the event of an increase in temperature, it is necessary to consult a doctor to identify the causes of this phenomenon, which may be due to various factors.
An increase in temperature to 37, 3оС in the absence of signs of colds is considered quite acceptable within the normal range at the initial stage of bearing a child and may be associated with changes in the hormonal system of a woman. From the first weeks of pregnancy, the placenta releases large amounts of progesterone, which can lead to an increase in body temperature. Temperatures during pregnancy can rise even if the indoor air is excessively dry. Therefore, the room must be regularly ventilated, avoiding additional cold in the draft. In the hot season, an increased temperature can be caused by prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, heatstroke. In this regard, it is recommended to walk more in the shade in summer. However, if the temperature indicator rises above 37.5 ° C and at the same time at least one of the signs of a cold appears (nasal congestion, cough, fatigue), then it is necessary to urgently take certain measures to avoid serious complications for the health of both the pregnant woman and the unborn baby. After all, a high temperature in this case may indicate a viral infection or an exacerbation of an existing chronic disease. To establish an accurate diagnosis, a blood test (biochemical and general analysis) will be required, which will allow you to quickly determine the source of the temperature increase and immediately take measures to eliminate it and protect the body as a whole. The main ways to reduce the temperature in pregnant women are primarily folk remedies, not associated with the use of drugs. These include onion and garlic inhalations, drinking plenty of water (herbal teas, cranberry or lingonberry juice, etc.), gargling with herbal infusions, etc. It is useful to take the necessary vitamin and mineral complexes. But if traditional medicine does not help bring down the temperature within a few hours, then you should not delay with the visit to a doctor. Self-medication with the use of drugs is strictly prohibited.