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Fevers During Pregnancy

By Lara A. Friel, MD, PhD, University of Texas Health--Medical School at Houston

During the 1st trimester, a temperature higher than 103° F (39.5° C) increases risk of the following:

Late in pregnancy, fever increases the risk of the following:

Doctors treat the cause of the fever, but women can also take acetaminophen to lower the temperature.

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