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    Default Flu in third trimester?

    I'm 30weeks tomoro and think I have the flu.... Saw my GP 2 days ago and she diagnosed severe throat infection like strep throat, and gave me antibiotics. Since then ive been feeling worse, fevers at nite, headaches, body aches, chills, sore throat, stuffy nose.. I'm thinking it's the flu. I feel an absolute WRECK

    I googled it, now i'm freaking out about pre-term labour etc

    Advice or reassurance anyone?

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    Default Flu in third trimester?

    I had a shocking flu when I was about 37 weeks with DS1. He was fine and it didn't bring on labour

    Hope you feel better soon xx

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    Default Flu in third trimester?

    Clucky, did u manage it at home? Or did u go to hospital?

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    Default Flu in third trimester?

    I managed it at home and just rested lots.

    The fevers and chills are a positive thing as they mean your immune system is kicking butt

    If you're concerned though do get checked - your peace of mind is important.

    (as a further reassurance though that we can be very sick and our babies can be perfectly fine I had severe bronchitis early in my pregnancy with DS2... Had fevers day and night for a week, despite antibiotics, was back and forth to Drs for weeks. Was so damn sick... DS2 however was all good

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    I had this when I was about 37 weeks and FREAKED OUT. I was like, "Holy Crap, how am I going to cope if I go into labour and can't even breathe/see straight/not vomit/etc?!"

    I have no idea if it's true, but I have been told that our bodies are often pretty clever and will try to avoid labour if they know we're unwell. It put me at ease to be that told that.

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    Default Flu in third trimester?

    I am 35 weeks now and two weeks ago I was hospitalized, temp 40! They didn't know what was wrong with me and I was on the drip for 2 days. Bub all good and no sign of labour yet


 

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