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Diet in pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   I am AAAAAAA wife of AAAAAAA Im carrying, 6 months, I want to know about food diet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you veg or non veg?
User :   non veg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   26
Doctor :   are you going regularly for your antenatal checkups?
User :   ya every month Im going
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about iron tablets?
Doctor :   are you taking them?
User :   Im taking magnical, folic acid & livogen-z
Doctor :   ok, thats good
Doctor :   in non veg you can have, fully cooked eggs, chicken but avoid mutton
Doctor :   you can have fish
Doctor :   chicken soup
Doctor :   prepared at home
User :   wht about fruits
Doctor :   it is your second trimester
Doctor :   so you will need to gain weight in this trimester
Doctor :   You need an additional 300Kcal of energy per day.
Doctor :   fruits you can take
Doctor :   like
Doctor :   Melon
Doctor :   Mangoes
Doctor :   Bananas, Apricots, Oranges, Apples
Doctor :   vegetables which will be especially good are
Doctor :   Carrots, Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin, Spinach, Cooked fresh green leafy vegetables, Tomatoes and tomato sauces, Red sweet pepper
User :   my current weight is 52.5kgs, it is ok?
Doctor :   now you will start in third trimester
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your height?
User :   5.2
Doctor :   and weight before pregnancy?
User :   weight before pregnancy was 44
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in first trimester 2 kgs is good
Doctor :   in second trimester 5 kgs is good
Doctor :   so a total of 7 kgs you must have gained till date
Doctor :   your weight seems to be quiet good
Doctor :   but in third trimester
Doctor :   you will have to gain another 5 kgs
User :   how much water I shud drink daily?
Doctor :   atleast 3 litres
Doctor :   what is your current consumption of water?
User :   around 1.5 to 2 ltrs
Doctor :   some 6-8 glasses
User :   yes
Doctor :   you can increase it to 10-12 glasses slowly
User :   about sleeping position
Doctor :   which milk you are consuming?
User :   XXXXXXXX blue packet milk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you should use low fat milk
Doctor :   or skimmed milk
Doctor :   best position is the left side during sleep
Doctor :   even right side is not bad
Doctor :   but you should not sleep on the back
Doctor :   as it will put all the load of uterus on back bone
Doctor :   any other query?
User :   I used to eat lot of chats and outside food earlier, now will that cause any problem?
Doctor :   when you left?
User :   after I became pregnant

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no it will not have effect now
Doctor :   but avoid outside food as they are linked with bacterias like salmonella and E Coli and can cause serious infections
Doctor :   as the outside food may be undercooked or raw
Doctor :   so stay away from raw foods
Doctor :   even at home
Doctor :   eat only fully cooked foods
User :   can I eat refrigerated food?
Doctor :   if prepared with in 4-6 hrs
Doctor :   it is better to avoid refrigerated food
User :   one last query
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   plz proceed
User :   can I travel long distance in car?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
Doctor :   you can travel in car only but not very long distances
Doctor :   as it is the last trimester and any jerk can lead to early labor
Doctor :   as membranes can disrupt dur to pressure
Doctor :   *due

Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ok thanks a lot doctor. any other querier I wl get back to you tomorrow. Can I know your name doctor?
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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