Pregnant Proximity Prognosis
February 11, 2010 1:55 PM Subscribe
Wife is 8 weeks or so weeks along in her pregnancy. I woke up this morning after 12 hours of sleep (about double normal) with a fever (103F) that has subsided down to low grade (101F).
This question isn't about me however, I generally bounce back from occasional flu like stuff and this shouldn't be any different. (YANMYD, etc).
Should I be avoiding physical contact with the wife until we sort out what this illness is? Should we change the bedsheets/etc so we don't expose her? This is both of our first passes at this whole baby making business so we don't want to screw it up, and that includes being overly paranoid and over the top reactionaries to normal every day stuff.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (13 answers total)
Tertiary, complimentary and probably unnecessary data points.
Both of us early 30's, both healthy, no pregnancy problems, both of us extremely excited and probably ridiculously over cautious with the pregnancy thing.
I am going to the doc regardless because it's time for a check up. I am going to call the nurses line, neither of us have had any flu shots.
I guess we're looking for some guidance on how being exposed to sick persons during pregnancy is risky to the pregnancy, the baby books seem to leave a lot of this out. We are not germ/bacteria/etc adverse type of people generally, and understand that we encounter persons with varying flu levels throughout our daily lives without realizing it.
Thank you for any guidance (however anecdotal). anon because we haven't even told our families about the whole deal and it just wouldn't be right to let all of the filter know ahead of them