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Excersise for leg pain during pregnancy, epidural and fetal movement - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i hlep you
User :   hi
User :   i am n my 23rd week of pregnancy
User :   i am getting leg cramps frquently duirng early morning
User :   wat can i do to overcome this problem??
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you feel thirsty
User :   yeah i drink good amt of water during day time
User :   any solution for my problem??
Doctor :   see the cramps during the pregnancy is possibly due to electrolyte depletion
Doctor :   and dehydration
User :   oh will it be daily - almost i am having it daily i eat less only for dinner and don't hav any other complication as of now
Doctor :   have the Hb test done recenly
User :   yeah 3 weeks back
User :   it was showing 10.2
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you mean to say cramps or the leg pain
Doctor :   like pulling
Doctor :   Hello9
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yeah
User :   exactly
Doctor :   Since how manuy days you have the problem
User :   for last 10 days
User :   i hav this pulling kind of pain only during early morning and then i am perfectly normal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I think of few reasons
Doctor :   one is electrolyte depletion
Doctor :   other is poor posture during sleep
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   You yhave to sleep on side with bent of knees
User :   okay i do tat only
User :   i keep pillow for knee as well
Doctor :   you sshould not bend the knees
User :   oh okay
User :   How to keep myself fit to make the delivery (vaginal i mean normal)
User :   how much weight gain s preferable during pregnancy i am gaining 1 kg a month is that normal case or i shud diet ??
Doctor :   Diet and Exercise proper is the mantra
Doctor :   The wt gain is 2 kg, 5kg and 5kg for the first, second and third trimester respectively
Doctor :   as you are in second you have to gain 5 kg
Doctor :   Get the antenatal visits
Doctor :   regularly
User :   oh okay
User :   how abt epidural during delivery will it cause any side effect??
Doctor :   any slight doubt see the doctor
Doctor :   Epidural is safest way to get a easy delivery
Doctor :   however the procedure depends on the skill of the surgion or anesthesist
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   any other queries
User :   i get some vaginal discharge at times
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye
User :   is this again a normal case??
Doctor :   What kind
Doctor :   color how is the texture
User :   jus a white spot very less
Doctor :   any foul smell
User :   No
Doctor :   have you spoken to the doctor
User :   yeah checked
User :   said it s common during pregnancy
Doctor :   It is almost normal
User :   jus taking second opnion
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   because of the hormonal action over the vaginal mucosa
User :   i am feeling movement of baby vey less
Doctor :   called Progesterone
User :   like not very frequently daily
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   Count the movements every day
Doctor :   note them down
User :   i jus feel the kicks tat too only once or twice a day
User :   checked the heart rate and doctor said that seems to be normal
Doctor :   Count the number o ftimes
Doctor :   of movements in a day
User :   oh okay
User :   wat is the normal case during 23 weeks
Doctor :   keep noting if you feel there is any decrease in intensity or lag in number
User :   i mean how often we shud feel
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   I have little knowledge for thsi question I would better ask you to address the same in the next antenatal visit
User :   oh sure thanks

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