Although cold and flu viruses can certainly make you uncomfortable (especially if you’re pregnant and certain medications are off-limits), they aren’t likely to cause miscarriage.
Can having the flu when pregnant harm the baby?
Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant people (and people up to two weeks postpartum) more prone to severe illness from flu, including illness resulting in hospitalization. Flu also may be harmful for a pregnant person’s developing baby.
What if I get the flu in my first trimester?
Having the flu while pregnant can also potentially affect baby. There’s a higher incidence of birth defects, like neural tube defects and heart anomalies, in babies whose moms had the flu in the first trimester compared with those who didn’t, Cackovic says, likely due to fever that so often accompanies the flu.
Is it normal to get flu in early pregnancy?
Pregnancy lowers your immunity. This means you’re more prone to a cough, colds, and the flu. It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to experience cold- or flu-like symptoms early in pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about pregnancy-safe treatment options.
How can I treat the flu at home while pregnant?
For symptoms, try these four natural flu remedies:
- Use sugar- or honey-based lozenges to relieve sore throats and coughs.
- Get plenty of bed rest.
- Drink lots of fluids, like water, juice, and caffeine-free tea.
- Put an air humidifier in your room to provide extra moisture, which can help ease congestion.
How long does the flu last in pregnancy?
They may last as long as 1 to 2 days. If they last longer than 2 days, you should call your provider. HOW DO I TREAT THE FLU IF I’M PREGNANT? Experts recommend treating pregnant women with flu-like illness as soon as possible after they develop symptoms.
Can the baby get cold in the womb?
Having a cold during pregnancy will not usually affect the fetus. Colds are mild illnesses that a person’s immune system can handle relatively easily. Having a cold during pregnancy will not usually affect the fetus. Colds are mild illnesses that a person’s immune system can handle relatively easily.
At what stage is flu contagious?
When Flu Spreads
People with flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
What week is a miscarriage most likely?
Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester before the 12th week of pregnancy. Miscarriage in the second trimester (between 13 and 19 weeks) happens in 1 to 5 in 100 (1 to 5 percent) pregnancies. As many as half of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage.
Can a hot shower cause a miscarriage?
Taking a bath in excessively hot water can cause several health issues like: -It may cause a drop in blood pressure, which can deprive the baby of oxygen and nutrients and can increase the risk of miscarriage.
Can you have strong pregnancy symptoms and still miscarry?
Because some pregnancy hormones remain in the blood for one to two months after a miscarriage, even after a conclusive miscarriage diagnosis, it’s possible that you will continue to have nausea and other pregnancy symptoms for some time, especially if your miscarriage happened later in the first trimester.