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Pregnant 25 weeks, AFI count 11 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 25 week pregnant. My AFI count is 11 and said to be less. what should be AFI and how serious it is. what measures can be taken
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   i am
User :   hello
User :   am
Doctor :   Congratulations first of all that you are going to be a mother soon.
User :   Thanks you.i am 25 weeks pregnant and reported to be with AFI. the count is 11.. is it a matter to be worried.
Doctor :   I feel 11 is absolutely fine, Nothing to worry.
Doctor :   It has to be between 8 and 14.
Doctor :   And yours is absolutely fine
User :   but in the sonography report it says the fluid is blood pressure is evn a little the docter put me on medicine
Doctor :   The median is nowadays take as 14 and I feel it will be fine but If your Blood Pressure is high then it is right to be a bit proactive and be on medication.
User :   my pressure is 140 n 80
Doctor :   How are your height and weight and how much weight did you put on from the start of your pregnancy ?
User :   am abt 5ft 6inches n quiet heavy my frame is a little the moment am 87
Doctor :   140 is slightly higher and your weight, I would say a bit on the higher side .
Doctor :   Let me make some recommendations apart from the medication that you are already on : Doctor :   May I know your weight at the beginning of the pregnancy ?
User :   i hv no idea but i think say 75 but am not sure
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You should not be putting on more than 12 kgs according to American Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians.
Doctor :   So , I would say not more than 90.
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps to keep healthy : Doctor :   1. Abstain from salty diet totally.
User :   at the moment because of this my doctor started wth tab alphadopa...ARG 9 n ecoprot powder
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   2. Apart from this , Please take only fruits , fresh veggies and juices and lots of fiber diet.
User :   fibers loke
User :   fibers like
Doctor :   Lot of greeny leafy diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   lots of legumes like beans,sprouts
Doctor :   If the weight increase in excess you may land up in PIH or Gestational Diabetes
User :   wt is pih
Doctor :   So please follow very strict but nutritious diet and at least walk for 45 mins. every day to keep up good health.
User :   ok
User :   is it a serious problem
Doctor :   PIH is Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
User :   AFI 11 is a serious problem...????????
User :   can it be handled comfortablly
Doctor :   It can be handled very comfortably.
User :   is stress a concern during pregnancy
Doctor :   Not to worry, but need to follow the following steps and keep taking medication.
Doctor :   Stress or work pressure is an important cause lot of PIH and gesttaional problms.
User :   hv 1 more queston
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take a vacation and ease out , this is the most precious gift you can have.
User :   my mother in law is a pscycological patient
User :   n the docter said its genetic
User :   evn my brother in law is same...
User :   she stays wth us but ther is no sense of hygine in the house
User :   things are very dirty food n all
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I can Understand.
User :   cos of this thers a constant fight between me n my husband
User :   i get very sterssed out
User :   half of the time i dont eat at home
User :   my husband doesnot understand
Doctor :   Most of the Indians go to their parents home for the same reason to keep themselves happy and take proper care.
User :   the thing is my mom is suffering from leiomayosarcoma last stage
Doctor :   Oh, i am deeply sorry for the situation you are in.
User :   so does the stress effect my baby
Doctor :   i WOULD ADVISE YOU TO discuss the same with your husband and discuss about the medical reports and let him know the scaenario his baby is in .
Doctor :   I suppose he will undersatnd.
User :   thank u so much...........
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, do some pranayam, meditation and read some good books like ramayan and also listen to flute or violin which brings down blood pressure.
User :   take care
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
User :   bye
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