A new study by Tel Aviv University has discovered a link between fever duration during labor and maternal complications.

Fever that occurs during labor, known as Intrapartum fever, occurs in around 1-2 percent of deliveries. Such a fever is often associated with maternal and neonatal complications when triggered by an intrauterine infection, but why it exactly happens and its outcomes are unclear.

Previously unreported, the study found that the duration of fever during labor affected the risk for complications to the mother, bringing on the need, in some cases, for a cesarean delivery or vacuum extraction.

Read more about this study in this Tel Aviv University American Friends article.

 

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