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The temperature after birth

The temperature after birth

It seems to be left behind - birth went well, all the relatives notified.But it is important to understand that at this stage everything can just start.After all, my mother is necessary to provide special attention and care of the child, and the woman needs sufficient rest and recovery after childbirth.At this time, you may receive various infections and complications, even when safe childbirth.The first harbinger of the problems lies in the elevated temperature after birth.Postpartum women need to measure your temperature every day, adhering to the correct way.

How to measure the temperature after birth?

Almost always, on the arrival of the first breast milk there is a slight increase in body temperature.Therefore, the usual method of measurement (in the armpit), almost certainly will be seen increased rates.To avoid confusion in this situation, to measure the temperature after birth should adhere to the rectal method in the elbow.At the same time there are some differences between the norm.

Regardless of the method of measuring the temperature after birth, be sure to do it in order to avoid the risk of complications and disorders.After all, a woman after childbirth may face a variety of troubles.

After childbirth fever

Temperature increase after birth occurs almost every young mother.First of all, the situation is due to certain stress after birth.Also the body during childbirth lose large amounts of fluids (up to 8 l. During the normal course of childbirth).Also, do not forget the significant hormonal surges, which also occurs during childbirth.Especially after the birth begins to come to the breast milk, which will also increase the physiological body temperature.Over time, as the baby will drink milk, will be facilitated by the state of the chest, accompanied by a decrease in body temperature.

If the child is not actively sucking milk, additional measures are needed to take care of their breasts.To avoid stagnation of milk (lactostasis) require breast massage and pumping milk.The breast should be soft with the timely emptying.Lactostasis leads to an increase in body temperature to 39 ° C, but due to feeding or breast pump noticeably some relief.

When needed medical attention?

But milk is not the only possible cause of the temperature rise.After all, there is a risk of various diseases, which can be distinguished not only because of the high temperatures, but also taking into account the additional features:

  • When mastitis - the body temperature increases over 40 ° C, accompanied by headaches, weakness, increased and chest painthe skin becomes hot with redness, visible seal.The condition is not facilitated and after pumping.

  • Endometriosis - there is an increase in body temperature after birth on the third or fourth day, reaching up to 38-39 C. The woman is facing sleep disorders, problems with appetite, soreness of the uterus during the inspection.There is an increase or decrease in postnatal discharge, they smell bad, turbid with a change in its color.

  • pyelonephritis.Increasing the temperature to 40 degrees, with sudden malaise, urination and painful sensations, there are violations of the chair, you feel pain.

  • parameters - temperature increase of 10-12 minutes a day with pain in the abdomen, the appearance of fever, there is a possibility of pain or disturbances in urination and defecation.

  • thrombophlebitis - the temperature rise to high levels, there is a fever, redness appear swollen blood vessels, begin to ache, swelling of the feet can.

  • Postnatal ulcer - an increase in temperature after 2 weeks after birth, accompanied by a burning sensation and pain in the genital area.Covered lesion purulent bloom, with swelling and redness.

  • Pelveoperitonit accompanied by fever after two to three weeks after birth, with the emergence of nausea, vomiting, severe chills, sharp pains in the lower abdomen, is deteriorating overall health.

  • SARS - along with a runny nose, watery eyes, headache, cough and body aches.

Causes elevated temperatures may also be others - sometimes they are as depression, stress, hormonal fluctuations or allergies woman.It is important to measure the temperature every day, to avoid the development of obstetric complications or diseases.It allows you to control body temperature and health status of women, so it's important to understand it.Body temperature should be measured daily, in any case, pain in the abdomen, chest, perineum, fever appears it should be done immediately.

At body temperature after birth from 38 ° C or higher during the day or longer, you should contact a doctor.