High temperature in pregnancy

If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius, but with no other flu or cold symptoms, call your doctor.

A high temperature could be a sign of a hidden infection.

When should I call the doctor/midwife with a high temperature in pregnancy?

If your temperature is more than 39 degrees Celsius, call the midwife, hospital or doctor immediately as it is more likely you have an infection.


  1. Macdonald S, Magill-Cuerden J (2012) Mayes’ midwifery, Fourteenth edition, Edinburgh, Bailliere Tindall Elsevier


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Last reviewed on April 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.

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