Episode 109 Content and Overview
Feeling under the weather is never fun, especially when you are pregnant. Combine that with feeling lethargic, shivering, and burning up and you can really feel crummy. Plus, running a fever during your pregnancy can be scary. The best way to alleviate any fears or unknowns is to educate yourself about what temperature constitutes a fever, when you should call your doctor or midwife, and what to do if you get a fever during your pregnancy. Research recently made headlines linking fevers during pregnancy to autism. This episode is going beyond the click bait headlines to explain what a fever is, why we get them, and what the research says about how a fever during pregnancy can affect your baby.
Included in This Episode
- The Story of 98.6, Freakonomics Bad Medicine
- What temperature is considered a fever?
- Fever causes and symptoms
- Prenatal & Bikram yoga
- Prenatal fever and autism risk
- Systematic review and meta-analyses: Fever in pregnancy and health impacts in the offspring
- Avoiding a fever
- Treating a fever
- When to call your doctor or midwife
- Over-the-counter medications to reduce a fever (antipyretics)
- Prenatal and infant paracetamol exposure and development of asthma: the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study
- Association of Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy With Behavioral Problems in Childhood
- Never hesitate to contact your doctor or midwife
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