An elevated temperature indicates there is an infection in the amniotic cavity.
The mother or fetus may experience an increased heart rate with the infection.
The white blood cell count may increase, which is the body's response to an infection and trying to fight it off.
The amniotic fluid will have a foul odor due to the bacteria from the infection.
After obtaining amniotic fluid cultures, treat with prescribed antibiotics to fight the infection.
Monitor the uterus and fetal activity to be sure the baby and mother are both remaining healthy throughout treatment.
Monitor vital signs of both mother and fetus to be sure both are within normal limits and healthy.
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