It is not unusual to develop a
viral illness that causes a fever during pregnancy or
after your delivery. Mild fevers that last only a short time usually are not a
An ongoing fever that does not get better with home
treatment, such as taking
acetaminophen, or that does not improve after several
days may mean that you have a more serious problem, such as a
bacterial infection. Talk to your doctor if:
A fever develops and you have other
health risks, such as
other chronic conditions.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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