Infants born to mothers who had a fever during their first trimester of pregnancy were more likely to have cleft palate, heart abnormalities and neural tube defects than those unexposed to fever while in the womb, a review showed. However, researchers said the overall risk of having a child with one of these conditions remains very small. The findings, based on 46 studies, were published in the journal Pediatrics.
Maternal fever in early pregnancy linked to certain birth defects
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