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Does anyone know what normal maternal temperature is during childbirth? I cant seem to find a definitive answer online.  I remember feeling hot and sweaty! I just awnt to know in case labor is long, I want my husband to check my temp.  Just to make sure we arent overlooking an infection of some sort.



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I found a few studies in a search. This one says: 




At the beginning of labour, temperature was 37.1 degrees C. Temperature increased slowly during labour and was 37.4 degrees C (2SD 1.2) after 22 hours. The upper 2SD limit for normal temperature did not follow a circadian pattern and time of day is not relevant for the classification of normal versus elevated temperature.

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