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Precautionary measures during early pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello doctor, i am 24 years old and am currently 6 weeks pregnant... please suggest some diet so that me and my baby remain healthy.. also i have been feeling very weak since the past 2 weeks.. i feel like sleeping every 3 hours... what should i do to overcome this excessive fatigue... i am not able to concentrate on work due to this.. please help.
User :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   I'm Dr.XXX
User :   helo Dr XXX
User :   Let read your query
User :   actually i have a few doubt
User :   about my pregnancy
User :   i am 24 years old and am currently 6 weeks pregnant... please suggest some diet so that me and my baby remain healthy.. also i have been feeling very weak since the past 2 weeks.. i feel like sleeping every 3 hours... what should i do to overcome this excessive fatigue... i am not able to concentrate on work due to this.. please help.
User :   Have you done your blood test?
User :   no i ahvent
User :   Ok
User :   what blood test should i go for?
User :   Are you consulting any doctor?
User :   yes went to one gyneac last thursday
User :   Ok
User :   he just gave me iron tablets last
User :   Did they say any thing about lab tests?
User :   and the dosage is once a day
User :   Ok
User :   Ok
User :   no
User :   Ok
User :   any suggestions from ur end?
User :   You can do a blood routine test
User :   routine
Urine test
User :   ok but how will that help?
User :   To check for iron in blood
User :   Dr XXX are u there?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok what other precautions should i take?
Doctor :   Yes I shall explain you all about it
Doctor :   You have to take care of Diet, Exercise, Iron & Folate supplements and Follow up with your Doctor
Doctor :   Now coming to the diet
Doctor :   You need extra 100 Kcal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy
Doctor :   That means you need extra bread, banana and 1 glass of milk extra
Doctor :   that what you eat normally
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes yes
Doctor :   You need to gain extra 1 to 2 kilos during this time of 12 weeks
User :   i geenrally have a lass of milk in the mornign
User :   at ariound 7:30 am
Doctor :   Ok, add one fruit during the day
User :   follow it up with breakfas at 10-10:30
User :   and luch of 3 roris and sabzi
Doctor :   Ok good
Doctor :   Evening snack with nuts
User :   ok thats it nothing more
User :   cause my folks keep asking me to have something every 2 hours
Doctor :   You only need extra 100Kcal that is it
Doctor :   You unnecessarily put on weight if taken more
Doctor :   Continue on the iron and folic acid tablets
Doctor :   Calcium by milk intake
Doctor :   You need to get some tests done
User :   ok i do have 2 extra glasses of milk now a days
Doctor :   The tests could have popped on your end
User :   please suggest these tests
Doctor :   Did you get a pop on your side
Doctor :   Click on it
Doctor :   and proceed
Doctor :   We will get them done at your house
User :   no i did not get any pop
User :   have a pop up blocker installed
Doctor :   Thyrocare pregnancy profile
Doctor :   You can get the tests done at Thyrocare lab
Doctor :   One of representatives give you a call and help you in getting these done
User :   are these special labs or are these just any other pathologicl lab
Doctor :   accredited lab
Doctor :   These tests are very important
Doctor :   to start and to initially screen
Doctor :   I wonder why did not your doctor suggest you?
Doctor :   Did you get some done already
User :   nothing tll now
Doctor :   so please get them done now
Doctor :   Exercise part - A walk of 15 minutes will be helpful
Doctor :   It keeps up your mood
Doctor :   and not feel nausea
Doctor :   Put ginger or clove in the mouth and suck its juice
User :   i have no feeling of nausea
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I think these diet and exercise tips shall help you till you reach 12 weeks pregnancy
Doctor :   I request you to consult me after 12 weeks
User :   ok..
Doctor :   You may carry with the same supplements
Doctor :   Get these tests done and you may contact your treating Doctor
User :   btw how do i find u onlne?
Doctor :   You can ask my name
Doctor :   Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Did you see theXXX window on the side of the window screen
User :   is there a search window or soemthing for doctors
Doctor :   Which doctors?
User :   i mean where do i lookout for u
User :   particularly
Doctor :   You can come on chat and ask my name Dr. XXX
User :   ok ...
Doctor :   Usually I am available from 11AM to 8 PM
User :   also i have a very personal question
Doctor :   every day except Tuesday
Doctor :   pLease go ahead
User :   is it alright to wax when one is pregnanat
User :   ok
User :   is it alright to wax when one is pregnanat
Doctor :   External waxing is not dangerous
Doctor :   Avoid during the first 12 weeks
User :   because i have body hair even in my stomach regio
User :   which i usually wax off every month
User :   what kind of effect wll it have on the baby
Doctor :   Not much of effect
Doctor :   I would say no effect
Doctor :   But the pain can make you stressful
Doctor :   and anxious
User :   i dont wantt o harm the baby
User :   cause for me personally waxing is nto at all painful
Doctor :   Ok, you can do it after 12 weeks then
User :   after 12 weeks the stomach would have grown even then ur saying its fine ... just asking as i want to be extra careful thats all
Doctor :   Yes
User :   are u thre?
Doctor :   If you are too fearful and doubtful about it, do not wax
Doctor :   But there is no problem with external wax
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   ok i just wanted to know from the medical point of view
User :   as my motehronce told me taht i should not even scrath my stomach as it would harm the child
Doctor :   I think she is extracautious
Doctor :   Medical point of view no harm
Doctor :   WIth all these fears or doubts in mind, you end up in lot of worry
Doctor :   and stress
User :   ok...
Doctor :   That is not good
User :   i am also worried cause i have notice that my posterior has grown
User :   and its beginning to show..
User :   although my stocmach is still the same
User :   will i develop unusually big backside?
User :   what should i do to control it?
Doctor :   Walking
User :   and any particular exercise...
Doctor :   Just walk
Doctor :   and no other exercise
User :   how long and when cause morning is almost nextto impossible in my case i levae for work at 7am
Doctor :   30 minutes
Doctor :   each day for 5 days a week
User :   ok... and is walking after dinner fine?
Doctor :   only 10 minites casual walk
Doctor :   The exercise walk should be at light stomach
Doctor :   not after dinner
Doctor :   *with
User :   so its fine that i walk for about 30 mintues before dinner
User :   fine
Doctor :   yeah everning walk
User :   ok....
User :   i am so sorry dr arun i did not get ur full name...
Doctor :   Dr XXX
Doctor :   You will get a call from our representative to book the pregnancy profile tests
User :   ok thank you...
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   ok bye
User :   tahn kou very much
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