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Information on care during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi ...
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   Hi
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Doctor :   Please continue
User :   yes...
User :   My wife is currently pregnent and she would like to know some good books about pregnency to read...
Doctor :   Does she need books or website?
User :   I don't want her to brows internet to read ...
Doctor :   Good
User :   good sites
Doctor :   Website is
User :   and kind of online books...
User :   What my problem is, I have searched for Edema and read some topics on that where they have mentioned some incidents saying it may lead to abortion ...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   If a person who is a pregnent and read these kind of things they may lead to be tensed
Doctor :   Leg edema during pregnancy is most times normal
Doctor :   We have to investigate for problems like Anemia, high protein loss in urine during pregnancy
Doctor :   and treat the cause
User :   yes, I came to know about that from my docter
Doctor :   So any tests done?
User :   Can you suggest some good books to read..
User :   she has undergone the BP check and Suger test and then blood test for RCB
User :   her RBC count was bit low ...for that she is taking the injuctions every alternate day..and for her BP was 120/80 and she is taking tablets
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Good this is fine
Doctor :   AtoZof pregnancy is good
User :   she has already increased around 17 Kgs by 8.5 months
User :   Is it a good sign?
Doctor :   17 kg wt gain is not recommended
User :   my doctor said till 12-15 is okay.....
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I agree with him
Doctor :   Did the doctor detect high BP and blood sugar after 4 months of pregnancy?
User :   yes during her 5th month she has got her legs got kind of swelling that time doctor has suggeted to take some tablets and XXXXXXXX salt ..
User :   she used those tab's for 30-45 days after that her BP was normal and she stopped for 1 month..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   last week she has got adema again and consulted doctor and started again with same tab
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   This is normal
Doctor :   as long as the BP is normal
Doctor :   But I worry about the weight gain
Doctor :   If the weight gain includes the water retention she has
Doctor :   Since she is 8.5 months pregnancy and she needs only two weeks to wait for the delivery let her relax
Doctor :   Just put the legs over a certain height
Doctor :   and when sleeping over pillows
Doctor :   She can opt to read this book
"Pregnancy by"
User :   she is doing that
User :   while sleeping she is keeping her legs over pillows..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let her have low salt diet
Doctor :   and less water
Doctor :   not more than 2 litres per day
User :   Pregnancy by WWW.WWWW.WW is online book or printed book?.
Doctor :   printed one
User :   but my doctor is still insisting on having more water 3-4 lits a day..
Doctor :   Not during the edematous states
Doctor :   other days she can have
Doctor :   I think he is not forseeing any problem with the edema
Doctor :   If your doctor feels that it is not problematic, then you can follow him
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   There are different reasons for the swollen legs, some are benign and some are worrisome
User :   Okay...
Doctor :   If it is benign there is no problem
Doctor :   I think your doctor felt it is benign
Doctor :   and hence is not worried
Doctor :   So be happy and let your wife be less stressed with out much thoughts
User :   she is staying cool only...
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   Let her continue
User :   and can you give me some information about chord banking ...?
Doctor :   It is not mandatory
Doctor :   It is said that the blood in the cord has lot of precursor cells (stem cells0
User :   I have asked my doctor she also said it is not mandatory ...and she gave some information ...
Doctor :   which can be useful for a person in future
Doctor :   for any other diseases like cancer, organ replacement
User :   yes she also said that it is proved for blood related issues
Doctor :   yes
User :   but it is not proved for organs.Is it correct?.
Doctor :   Who knows the technology can grow to regenerate organs in a decade or by the time your child grows
Doctor :   So cord blood is a use of future
User :   yes
User :   and my doctor also said it can be useful for mother also ..if it matches..Is it Correct?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   to certain extent
User :   and for sub-lings
Doctor :   yes
User :   Can you give me some excerses for her ?. till now she didn't started walking ful-fledgedly
Doctor :   Why is she not walking any reason?
User :   no reason..
Doctor :   No mobility can lead to fluid accumulation
User :   now she has started from 10 days...
Doctor :   There are pumps in the legs which push the fluid up towards the heart
Doctor :   these pumps work on walking or cycling
User :   she can do cycling now ?
Doctor :   Normal speed cycling
User :   her stomach may come in middle for cycling ..
User :   Is it okay?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   normal speed
Doctor :   just 10 min of normal speed cycle
Doctor :   two times a day
User :   And any routine Exercise?
Doctor :   Do not let her try anything new now
Doctor :   just walk and cycle
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can hlep you with?
User :   nice chating with you ..I will contact live chat if i require any other information?.
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   Thanks you for chatting with me today
Doctor :   bYe for now
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