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Pregnant. Can she travel by car? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:Hi, my wife is pregnant now (45 days since LMP). Is it ok to travel by car? Whenever she feels like vomiting shez running to washroom. Is it ok to run like this?
User:hope you have received my questino
Doctor:First thing, she can travel by car. Avoid going long distances
Doctor:Second, make it as smooth as possible
Doctor:For the vomiting its normal. Lots of women have it in pregnancy. It'll be better in a few weeks
Doctor:Third, she needs to take a folic acid supplement. Tablet folvite 5 mg once daily needs to be taken
User:yah.. shez taking it.
User:vomitting is ok, but i got scared when i saw her running. is it ok to RUN?
Doctor:Not like run. But she can definitely walk faster
User:will it not disturb the foetus ?
Doctor:exercise is actually recommended
Doctor:she should be walking for 20-30 mins daily
User:ok.. thanks for the advise.. one final question...
User:last week, wen we met the doctor, she said that she cannot confirm anything until the sonography test is done after 50 days
User:should we really hv to wait till 50 days to cofirm this?
Doctor:Was a urine pregnancy test positive?
User:yes, its positive
User:that was done at home
Doctor:Then its positive
User:with those test strips
Doctor:Its fine
User:fine.. when should i go for sonography test ?
Doctor:A ultrasound is needed in the 1st 90 days
Doctor:Get it done at 6-7 weeks
Doctor:That will confirm the presence of the fetal heart
Doctor:Take it as positive. Take all precautions
Doctor:She is not supposed to be taking any drugs. Not without the supervision of her doctor
Doctor:Are you there?
User:her LMP was 20th february
User:could you please tell me what test to be done next and when ?
Doctor:An ultrasound is needed at 6 weeks.
Doctor:Other tests include a complete blood count, blood sugar, urine examination, HIV, HBs antigen, HIV, VDRL
Doctor:A blood group is also needed
User:oh.. ok..
User:sonography and ultrasound are same, rite? :)
Doctor:Should I email this list to you?
Doctor:They are the same
User:yah.. that would be nice. but anyways, we will XXXXXXX the doctor in person, sometym next week. Hope she will recomend all those tests
Doctor:We'll email it to you
User:if LMP was 20th feb, then we r already in 7th week. is it ok to go for this ultrasound test this week.
User:yah.. thanks
Doctor:Please do that
User:early, the better.. is it ?
User:i mean to start with the medications...
Doctor:Just start with the folic acid. Nothing else. The ultrasound can be done 1-2 weeks later also
User:yah.. that we hv already started.. i was referring to pregnancy related medicines...
Doctor:Its not something that needs to be done on an emergency. Its related to pregnancy
User:oh.. ok
Doctor:No other medications are required for pregnancy. Just iron is required starting from the 4th month and tetanus shots in 5th and 7th
Doctor:Thats it
User:ok.. thank u so much. we are planning to go for this ultrasound test sometym next week.
User:hope things will be alrite
Doctor:They will be
Doctor:All the best
User:thank you..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:have a nice day
Doctor:Bye for now
User:shall wait for your mail
Doctor:Will just send it in some time
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