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Diet, exercise during early pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   I am
User :   i am mrs. xxx
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   I have some queries regarding pregnency
User :   I am preg and its been 15-16days
Doctor :   ok
User :   i want to go for a good veg diet
Doctor :   Do you mean it is confirmed 15 days back?
User :   need your help
User :   we had done a check up 3-4days back and the doctor confirmed pregnency and he said its been 12-13 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   he has given a vitamin and folic acid tabs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   That is helpful and important
User :   i want a good diet
Doctor :   During your early pregnancy days, you require extra 100Kcal of diet apart from what you take daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   That is an extra cup of milk, one banana and one slice of bread
User :   when to have this
Doctor :   This is extra over wht you take now
Doctor :   Distribute them in breakfast lunch and dinner
Doctor :   like Slice of bread for breakfast
User :   ok
Doctor :   One banana after lunch
Doctor :   and one extra cup of milk after dinner
User :   i usually take chapati or dosa for breakfast . Can I continue it
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   When you take chapathi, take one extra chapathi
Doctor :   instead of bread
User :   ok
Doctor :   When you take dosa, add one bread
Doctor :   slice
Doctor :   Measure your weight now
User :   i am also getting acidity problem
Doctor :   You should grow at the rate of 1kg, 4 to 5 kg , 4 to 5 kg per each 3 months
User :   it was 60 kgs 3-4 days back
User :   ok
Doctor :   1 kg for first 3 months, 4 and 4 for next three months
Doctor :   Acidity is a common problem during pregnancy
Doctor :   Milk, small quantity of whole cereals and slow chewing shall over come
Doctor :   You should not take any medicines during pregnancy without knowing your treating doctor
User :   can u give me a good vegetarian diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   You would not need a separate vegeterian diet from what you are having now
Doctor :   You may need one after 14 weeks
Doctor :   Consume the extra things which I told you
Doctor :   for now
User :   ok
User :   my doc has told me to avoid chicken,egg and dryfruits
User :   I have heard that almonds are good for the growth of baby
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Almonds are good
User :   when can i take it
Doctor :   Mid morning snack, 4 per day
User :   ok
User :   what special care has to be taken
Doctor :   But you have to be informed that you require good and mild exercise during your entire pregnancy
User :   when can i start exercise
Doctor :   Immediately
User :   which are the exercise?
Doctor :   Simple walking
Doctor :   for 20 to 30 minutes a day
User :   ok
User :   why sex should be avoided for the 1-3 months ? How does it harm the child?
Doctor :   Sex will not harm the child
Doctor :   Sex during pregnancy is not contraindication till 34 weeks
Doctor :   One can have healthy sexual life
User :   ok
Doctor :   Abstain from sex if you had a pregnancy earlier which was aborted
Doctor :   Sex is not good if you have bleeding during sex during pregnancy
User :   nothing like that has happened
User :   ok
Doctor :   Then you can continue safely
User :   ok
User :   what extra care to be taken
Doctor :   Regular exercise and healthy diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   Proper 8 hour sleep
User :   ok
Doctor :   No stressful activities be it mental or physical
User :   ok
User :   thank you doctor
User :   will get back
Doctor :   Do you have any specific questiosn?
Doctor :   Please do not hesitate to ask me anytime
Doctor :   This is 24/7
User :   ya sure
User :   thanks a lot
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