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    Body Temperature in pregnancy

    Hi,
    I am currently 6 weeks pregnant and at about noon I felt lightheaded and with hot flushes, I took my temp which read 36.8 degrees. usually i only sit at about 36.2. is this something I need to worry about at all?
    I also have been having a bit of gas and loose stools (sorry if TMI) :P
    Could this be a sign of something more sinister? Thanks.

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    Dear Mummy,

    A raised body temperature is a normal early pregnancy sign. If you do not feel unwell and your temperature is lower than 37.5 degrees then you do not need to be concerned.

    A little gas or loose stools in the first trimester is also normal. It may be caused by the rising pregnancy hormones in your body. If the loose stools turn into severe diarrhoea or you experience cramping then you should see your doctor or midwife. But what you have described above sounds common in early pregnancy.

    I hope this helps to reassure you. Please do post back if you have any further questions.

    Best wishes and congratulations on your pregnancy,
    LJ

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