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Pregnant. Scan shows normal baby. Pickles leads to difficult breathing. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:i am fine thank you .
User:how are you?
User:Again i have sum doubts
User:i had a scan last week baby is normal and the growth is good.
Doctor:Thats good
User:1st of all i wanted to know whetehr i can eat pickles. it is so tempting i cant resist. so i intake pickles but after intaking it i felt some what difficult to breath
User:was it a problem in eating pickles?will it harm me and my baby this time?
Doctor:You can eat pickles
Doctor:But it will have to be in moderation
User:ohhh great thank u so much .
Doctor:it can lead to acidity
User:one more thing i had swelling in my legs?
User:can you explain me why? i am intaking 4 l of water daily
Doctor:That is a normal thing in pregnancy
Doctor:Actually the enlarging uterus with the baby presses on the veins
Doctor:So the blood does not flow back that well from the feet
Doctor:we call it decreased venous return
Doctor:This leads to swelling
Doctor:It is normal and not something you need to worry about
Doctor:For that, you should keep your feet elevated
Doctor:as much as possible
Doctor:Like if you are at work, keep a small stool under the table and keep your feet on it
User:hmmm ok . thanks for the advise doctor . i am trying to keep it elevated
User:sum times i experience pain in my abdomen . what would be the casue of it?
Doctor:You can also tie a crepe bandage
Doctor:there can be several causes
Doctor:right from indigestion to mild contractions of the muscles
Doctor:It can be due to acidity as well
User:do i need to worry abt this. its in my lower abdomen.
Doctor:Its because of the stretching and it is normal
User:any idea why i am having this breathing problem? i thought its becauseof this pickles.
Doctor:Here I am assuming you dont have any other symptoms like bleeding or fluid coming from the vagina or burning during urination
Doctor:Too much pickles can lead to acidity and gas
User:no doctor nothing liek that
Doctor:Then its normal
Doctor:So you can have your pickle but in moderation
Doctor:Like 1-2 small pieces with a meal
User:my leukkoheara is stopped
Doctor:Thats good
User:but while i travel i get sum liquidfrom the vargina
Doctor:Is there any other concern that I can address?
User:why is that ?
User:sum says if i eat pickles the baby cant breath? is that true?
Doctor:As I explained to you there is an increased secretion from the glands
Doctor:Its possible that you tend to notice the excessive secretions while travelling
User:yes u r right
Doctor:Also, your child's breathing will not be affected by pickles
User:ohh Thank you so much for teh advise
User:millions of thanks
User:in case if i have any other doubts i will get back to you. one more thing last one
User:do i feel the movement of the baby now in 5th month?
Doctor:You should start by approximately 20-24 weeks
Doctor:thats 5th-6th month
User:ohhh great thank you so much doctor
User:Have a nice evening
Doctor:have a great day!
User:bye bye :)
Doctor:you too!
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