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Pregnant. How to calculate expected date of delivery? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Doctor:how can I help u today ?
User:hello doctor...
User:this is XXXXXXX here..
User:my wife is pregnant & she is at 9th month now..
Doctor:Do u know the expected date of delivery ?
User:i heard something like if she eat egg now, baby's hair grow won't be proper..
User:is this correct ?
User:expected date is 1st week of march..
Doctor:may i know, where did u hear this ?
Doctor:that is not a true fact
User:i heard it from my friends..
Doctor:There is no such facts
Doctor:Is there any other questions , you have ?
User:could you plz suggest us what cud be the best diet at this point of time for her ..
Doctor:it is common for her to have, increased acid reflux during this time
Doctor:hence, she should not eat foods that are known heartburn triggers. These include chocolate, citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes and tomato-based products, mustard, vinegar, mint products, and spicy, highly seasoned, fried, and fatty foods.
Doctor:Eating a well-balanced diet is the cornerstone of good nutrition during the third trimester
Doctor:Mothers-to-be should focus on eating whole grain bread and cereal products, a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean sources of protein and low-fat dairy products
Doctor:eating five or six mini-meals to reduce acid indigestion.
Doctor:she should definitely eliminate spicy and fatty foods from her diet.
Doctor:she should Avoid drinks containing caffeine (coffee, tea, cola) because these can relax the esophagus sphincter and allow acid to reflux back into the esophagus.
User:do you have any kind of list of foods & time table so that she would follow it..
Doctor:may i know, when is her expected date of delivery ?
User:1st week of march 2012..
Doctor:so there is about 1 month more
Doctor:Can I have your email id
User:yes doctor..
Doctor:I shall send proper information, to this email ID
User:okay thanks doctor..
Doctor:You are very welcome
User:when can i expect ur mail doctor ?
Doctor:You will recieve it soon
User:she is complaining about stomach itching so frequently..
Doctor:you mean irritation in the stomach ?
User:now a days..
User:itching on the stomach skin..
Doctor:that could be due to dryness of the skin
Doctor:which stretches during the 3rd trimester
User:okay doctor..
User:which side she should lie down on bed..
Doctor:The position that is usually recommended is to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on the back can put too much pressure on your back and compress important blood vessels.
Doctor:she can try hugging a pillow or putting a small pillow between your knees.
User:recently she was suffered with urine infection & she took the medicien called cifron..500
Doctor:may i know who advised that medicine
Doctor:it should not be taken during pregnancy ?
Doctor:ciprofloxacin, is not advisble during pregnancy, so other antibiotics, should have been advised instead of that
Doctor:But, i guess, your wife is feeling better , and the infection has subsided
User:yes doctor she is better now...
User:but still she has one problem
User:whenever urine is ready to come she feels liittle pain below belly button..
Doctor:that is also a common, issue during this time, as a result, of the pressure of the growing uterus, on the bladder
Doctor:Abdominal aches are usually related to the stretching tummy and the ligaments in the abdomen. The growing uterus and baby also cause crowding in the abdominal area.
User:is there any side effet due to cifron 500 ?
Doctor:since it was during the 3rd trimester, the effects are limited , and there is no need to worry as such
Doctor:the effects can be more, during the 1st trimester
User:she took tat medicine with the advice of doctor only..
User:any way i am relaxed now..
Doctor:that is fine, i understand
User:what are the growing parts of baby during this month ?
Doctor:sometimes, if the doctor , feels, it is safe, then it is given
Doctor:all body parts are already grown by now
Doctor:there is only increase and development of the organs in size
Doctor:but the main organ, is the lungs, which mature, during the last 3-4 weeks
User:can she take any cold water or ice cream kind of stuff..
Doctor:it is better to avoid them, as she can get cold and cough
Doctor:which is not good at this time
Doctor:do U have any other questions ?
User:yes i do have..
User:when does baby's brain & hair will start grow..
User:may be it looks stupid question.. but curious.. :)
Doctor:the hair, will already have grown, to a certain extent , by 8th month
Doctor:but it will increase in quantity as well as in thickness
Doctor:As i mentioned already, the brain which is already developed, will mature and its ability to sense will increase
Doctor:Your baby's reflexes are coordinated so he or she can blink, close the eyes, turn the head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light, and touch.
User:i dnt have any more questions.. doctor..
User:thanks a lot for ur kind support doctor ..
Doctor:thanks for consulting me here
Doctor:You are welcome
User:okay bye GN from me & my family..
Doctor:take care and have a good evening
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