Labor while sick

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DrakePlusOne's picture
Joined: 06/29/09
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Labor while sick

My newest giant fear. Sad This whole weekend my WHOLE family has gotten a terrible flu bug. High fevers, coughing, headache, body chills, you name it! So I was rubbing my tummy with the mantra 'stay inside baby' the whole time, while coughing like a dang fool! Thank GOD baby stayed put. But I was wondering, what *would* I do if I went into labor while sick and with fever? My hubby would have had to stay home with DS2 who had a fever of 103..... Anyone know of a mama who labored while sick? I can only imagine how rough it would be. My poor tummy feels like I've done 100 situps after all the coughing I've been doing. Sheesh!

Joined: 04/30/09
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Yikes I'm sorry your whole house has been sick Marie. I have had friends who had early labor when sick, but every instance I can think of the baby backed off until mama was better, as if it somehow knew the timing would be better if mama wasn't sick. I too always worry about if DD were to get sick when DS was born and how that would go.

I hope everyone's made a full recovery soon!

kristycoulter1's picture
Joined: 05/20/08
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Wouldn't that be the worst? I bet mamas find the strength to make it happen... hormones etc probably take over. But I imagine recovery woudl be that much harder. Plus, how would you make sure that the baby doesn't get sick?

DrakePlusOne's picture
Joined: 06/29/09
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Yeah, so far baby has been listening to my mantra. My mom works at the hospital (where I'm delivering) and said it is filled with kids with Influenza A and B! I would hate having the baby now cause I guess it's spreading like wildfire here. My biggest fear is having a Csect with all this coughing. If I *had* to have one, could they do that? I reeeeeally hope baby boy decides next week is a good time to be born.

lby_mommyof3's picture
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Marie, I hope you are better soon! I can't imagine coughing while in labor. I've had a sinus infection before and that wasn't fun--couldn't hardly breath, but it seemed to clear up really quickly once baby came. Good luck!

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