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 mild fever without an obvious cause lasts longer than
4 full days.
A fever without an obvious cause comes back more than
once in 3 weeks.
A fever with an increase
in vaginal discharge or a bad smell from vaginal discharge.
Remember, fever is only a symptom. Often the importance of a
fever can only be seen when other symptoms are present.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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