(Closed) Need some reassurance! (Cold/flu in first tri)

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m currently sick with my second sinus infection in 16 weeks of being pregnancy.  It really sucks but I have been assured that everything will be fine.  This is my first pregnancy too so just commiserating!  I’m starting to appreciate my pre-pregnancy immune system…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got the norovirus at 7 weeks and was hospitalized for severe dehydration. if baby wasn’t resilient, def something bad would have happened then because was delirious. I am only 12 weeks now, but baby looks great!  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Aah sorry you’re sick! It’s so horrible being sick when you are pregnant. I had a bad cold and sore throat for 2 weeks in my first tri, but I’m perfectly fine and so is baby. Just to not to stress and just rest lots and drink loads of fluids. Take care.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Rest rest rest. Lots of liquids, chicken soup, along with tylenol. Hope you start feeling better. Baby will be ok.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@HeyCorgi:  I’m 7 weeks too, and between the stomach flu and a nasty cold, I’ve been sick for most of this. My OB said any ‘tylenol brand’ cold stuff is fine, but they didn’t want me taking mucinex, even though its active ingredient is in some of the tylenol brand cold stuff. So, I’ve mostly stuck with just plain tylenol.

A fever could potentially hurt the fetus. I’ve read it is bad to have the core body temperature stay above 102 for any length of time. But if you’re having fevers of 101, and you are consistently bringing it down with tylenol, you and your LO should be fine.

When in doubt, call the OB. They’ve seen it all before.

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@HeyCorgi:  They also are trying to keep sick people out of the office since the flu is spreading so furiously. They don’t want sick women to get other preggers sick too. Hopefully it’s not a sign of crappy service to come! I hope you feel better soon!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am 32 weeks with a nasty virus and have had a fever for a week– just broke today.  Doctor said to harm the baby it would need to be sustained for a long period of time and quite high. So 103 consistently for a couple weeks or something.  They told me to be vigilant in taking tylenol every 4 hours.  If I let it go to 5 hours my fever would spike to 102.  You and baby should be OK if you keep taking the tylenol. It’s pretty much all we can do. Hope you feel better soon.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would be tempted to go to the ER. I don’t want to be an alarmist or anything, but fevers can be bad for baby. But I’m overly cautious (read: paranoid) like that.

Try cold compress on your head, cold fluids, etc.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I was 9 weeks along I had a cold/virus with fevers up to 101–it lasted for 5 days straight..it seemed like a mild version of the flu..body aches/chills..then it became gastric, I ended up throwing up for 12 hours straight..ugh.. terrible.  I ended up in the hospital treated for dehydration.  Anyway, baby was fine at the 12 week scan, and I’m 14 weeks now, all seems to be good =)

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