Approaching Labor Pain?

Hi? I want to ask .. n approaching labor, how come the fever is coughing, cold and dizzy huh? Is that a danger to the fetus ???

1 Answer:

Hi Melly,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Fever (hot), cough, runny nose, and dizziness are not directly related to the condition of your body that is getting closer to labor. However, decreased endurance, namely due to fatigue, lack of sleep, lack of movement, rarely exercising, and unhealthy eating patterns that are often experienced by third trimester pregnant women can increase your risk of experiencing illness, especially those caused by infections.


The various complaints you experience are most likely due to infection, either due to viruses or bacteria. Infections that cause coughs and colds often occur in the respiratory tract, for example rhinosinusitis, tonsillopharyngitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia. However, it does not rule out that infections in other organ systems have prodrome symptoms that resemble respiratory infections. Not only that, your complaints can appear more severe, for example if you previously had a history of allergies, stomach acid reflux (GERD), or immune system disorders (for example due to malnutrition, HIV / AIDS).


In most cases, fever, cough, runny nose, and dizziness during pregnancy are not dangerous and will get better with rest, a healthy lifestyle, or also administration of several types of drugs. However, in more severe conditions, the microorganisms that cause the infection that trigger the complaint can spread to the fetus in the womb. This condition can further lead to infection in the uterus, premature contractions, and can lead to preterm labor.


For that, you should not take drugs carelessly. Check yourself directly to a doctor or obstetrician in order to get the best treatment. If necessary, the doctor will give you medicine, of course, taking into account the safety aspects for the fetus in your womb. Or, the doctor may also do a blood test to find out in detail the cause of your complaint.


Meanwhile, get rid of your excessive worries and resolve your complaints with the following efforts:

Drink more warm water 8 to 12 glasses per day
Keep yourself away from cold, pollen, dust, pollution, smoke, and various other substances that often trigger a cold cough.
Get regular breaks for 6 to 8 hours a day
Eat foods that are rich in nutrients, high in vitamin C.
Wear comfortable clothes
Avoid too close contact with other people who are suffering from fever, cough and colds to minimize the risk of transmission

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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