29 weeks preg with a low fever for a week and contractions? what should i do

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Ashley - posted on 12/30/2010

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well doc says he thinks i got a touch of the flu. and that i need to gain more weight and the baby is measuring small aswell just hit 30 weeks and gained 20 pounds but i was small with my frist one and she was almost eight pounds at birth

Kate CP - posted on 12/27/2010

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Yes, you need to be seen soon. A uterine infection is nothing to scoff at.

Callie - posted on 12/27/2010

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Ashley, imo you should call your OB. Tell the nurse at the desk what's going on. My OB would always bump up the appointment if there was a reason to worry. Give them a call and see if you can get in as soon as possible.

Angie - posted on 12/27/2010

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I don't think I'd wait until Thursday. Fevers can be bad for the baby, go to the er if it comes back.

Ashley - posted on 12/27/2010

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fever seems to only last bout 5 hours every evenin and then goes away and with it the contractions go away to. i wish we had docs on call around her like u all do basically only option is the er i have a check up on thurs so just tryin to wait it out.. just dont make since its only in the evenings and im fine durning the day

Dora - posted on 12/27/2010

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Definitely call your doctor ASAP also make sure you are controlling your fever as this is something the baby gets from their mother while in the uterus. A high fever for your unborn child is not good at all.

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The ob/gyn I go to has a team of six docs. They take turns being on call all the time. So after hours you call the answering service and they will page the doc on call and then get a call back within a half hour. I like the way they do that , you get to talk to a doc instead of a nurse. Definately call or see some one right away.

Callie - posted on 12/26/2010

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My OBGYN always had a nurse on call after hours to answer phone calls. I'd call your OB and see if there is an after hours service you can talk to and get advice on what to do (they may send you to the hospital). Otherwise I would go to Urgent Care (or if there's not one near you an Emergency Room) and get checked out.

Also you might be able to call the Maternity desk/Birthing Center (or hospital in general) and ask them what to do.

Kate CP - posted on 12/26/2010

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With a fever and contractions I'd be worried about a uterine infection. I'd find an after hours care clinic. Maybe not emergency room, but urgent care would be best.

Renae - posted on 12/26/2010

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Any early contractions should be reported to the hospital or obstretricians office immediately and they will decide what to do.

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