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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi , Need clarification on pregnency
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User :   My wife's period got extend now she is 37th day.. today i done a pregnency test .. it shows us positive
Doctor :   ok
User :   i would like to know what precautions need to taken during this time
Doctor :   is this her first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok. i will tell you the general precaution that should be taken while being pregnant.
Doctor :   1) diet should be maintained , she will need upto 200 Kcals extra per day in the first month, which will gradually rise to 500 Kcals extra per day in subsequent months
User :   She have to travel 20mins daily by bus to school. and a 15mins walk in the morning is that will affect her
Doctor :   2) she should include more of fruits and vegetables, avoid fatty , spicy and oily stuff
Doctor :   3) travel by bus is not a problem, she should avoid sitting above the place where wheels are
Doctor :   walking is good.
Doctor :   she should continue it
Doctor :   3) avoid wearing high heels, resort to wearing flats
Doctor :   4) avoid intercourse during first 3 months, if you do have, them make sure she is in her comfort zone, and that it is not deep and rough
Doctor :   5) try and avoid climbing stairs and lifting anything heavy beyound 1-1 and1/2 kg
Doctor :   these are the general precautions that she should take
Doctor :   apart from these she should be regular with her check ups, every month once until 7th month
Doctor :   and then evry 15 ays until completion of 8th month
Doctor :   and once a week in the 9th month
User :   Oh.. in school she is climbing stairs atleast 6 times
Doctor :   she will need to do 2 ultrasound scans atleast one in 5th and then in the month.
Doctor :   she has to try and avoid it
User :   Sure \
Doctor :   she should take regular antenatal iron and calcium supplements that will be given to her after her first check up
Doctor :   she will be advised blood investigation that she should do, if anything is found abnormal, treatment will be prescribed.
Doctor :   try and give her Mothers horlicks daily with milk and ragi and dates they are good sources of iron and calcium.
User :   some times she is getting white kind in her private area
Doctor :   she should keep her vaginal area clean and dry, report any abnormal discharge immediately.
Doctor :   white discharge hat is not fol smeling is fne, and normal in pregnancy
Doctor :   *foul smell
Doctor :   if it turns yellowish or brown or has foul smell, then she should report for examination and treatment. It indicates infection.
Doctor :   which if not treated, can travel upwards and cause harm to baby.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said uptil now?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Its really helpful, Shall we take fish meat etcc.
Doctor :   yes she can take them, fish twice a week, egg daily (boiled), muton liver once a week
Doctor :   avoid chicken with skin (fat content)
User :   Shall we take rice
Doctor :   yes she should take rice, wheat, ragi, suzi.
Doctor :   for a more personalized diet advise take help of our diet and nutrition services
User :   She is getting heat boils in the private area
Doctor :   in anytime during her pregnancy if you need to take second opinion on her management, you can consult our panel specialists
Doctor :   ok. it suggests that her body is getting heat.
Doctor :   she should take lots of fruit juices and fruis
Doctor :   fruits and fruit juices should be taken 2-3 times a day
Doctor :   avoid fruits that are consdered heat like: papaya, mango, pomegranate, sapota.
Doctor :   she can take all citrus fruits, apple, pear, banana
User :   Shall we take tender coconut
Doctor :   yes, she can take it
User :   will pomegranate should be avoid during time .
Doctor :   yes it should be avoided
User :   Thank you very much for your advise
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   About sleeping position
Doctor :   she can slep in any postion she is comfortable
Doctor :   after 5th months she should not sleep straight
User :   Also in india we have several swine flu infectiins .. what precaution we need to take during this time
Doctor :   if you live in swine flu prone area, precaution is better
Doctor :   when she goes for her first check-p she can enquire about taking the vacine
User :   okay
Doctor :   but it is better to follow general precautions of avoiding people with flu symptoms.
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now. do get back to me if you have further queries.
User :   Thank you
User :   Bye
Doctor :   bye
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