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Pregnant. What to do to get a healthy baby? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:now my wife is Pregnant to get a healty baby what and we have to do??
User:sorry what and all care that i have take..
Doctor:First thing is going to a doctor
Doctor:and follow up every month
User:sure then
Doctor:Then, your wife should limit her physical activity in the first three months
Doctor:Your wife should eat good and healthy food
User:Especially when its come to food what is the good for Pregnant
Doctor:She should gradually keep on increasing eating till reaches about 1 and half times that of what she eats now
Doctor:She should eat everything
User:which is really good for baby health in fruits...
Doctor:she may avoid some fruits XXXXXXX in vitamin A, like papaya for first three months
Doctor:except this she should eat all other foods
Doctor:getting a balanced diet is essential
User:ok she can also dry fruits right??
Doctor:that means, her food should include plenty of proteins, vitamins, fat and carbohydrates
Doctor:Yes, she can eat dry fruits
Doctor:but fresh fruits are much more nutritious
Doctor:she should eat whatever she is eating now
Doctor:but in more quantity
Doctor:apart from this, sexual intercourse in the first two to three months is not very good
Doctor:and she should start taking folic acid supplements till three months
Doctor:and iron supplements
User:ok we are avoiding that...
Doctor:and calcium supplements from the conception till 6 months to 9 months after delivery
Doctor:she should not get stressed
Doctor:she should take maternity leave 3 months before delivery till 6 months after delivery
Doctor:she should breast feed the baby exclusively till 6 months'
Doctor:after 3rd month she can do some light physical activity till 2 weeks before delivery
User:actually she has thyroid problem, does it affect to kid also.
Doctor:She should be careful about not getting any infection
Doctor:if your wife has low thyroid
User:how to prevent from thyroid.
Doctor:then your baby will be born with producing more thyroid hormone
User:not low i think she has more thyroid.
Doctor:so if your wife has low thyroid, then she should continue to take her medicines without fail
Doctor:first you should confirm whether she has low or more
User:no she has more only.
Doctor:she should undergo some basic blood tests and urine tests in beginning
Doctor:and then monthly once
User:earlier she was using thyro norm tablets, doctor told not use them
Doctor:okay, that means she needs to get her thyroid tests done again to see how it is
Doctor:you should go to the doctor every month till 7 months
Doctor:after 7th month you should go every 15 days
User:sir is there any chance to save my kid from thyroid problem
Doctor:and also she will need scanning at least three times
User:ok .
Doctor:We will not be able to say exactly if your child will also have the same type of thyroid problem
Doctor:I will be able to comment on that only after knowing completely about your wife's thyroid history
User:sure sir.
Doctor:and all the tests done and what all has happened from beginninh
Doctor:So when you consult the doctor, he/she will explain about this in detail
Doctor:this is mostly what you should and should not do during pregnancy
User:we will go the doctor by this saturday..
Doctor:there is still a lot more
Doctor:but I will not be able to tell you online
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:but doctor told now thyroid is under control , that is the reason you got pregnency
Doctor:Could be, as I said, I will not be able to comment on that till I know the complete picture
Doctor:for that you should talk to her thyroid doctor
Doctor:he will tell you what will happen to the baby
User:sure i will do that..
User:we will go and XXXXXXX the doctor..
User:Thank You sir...
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:You are welcome
User:nothing else.
User:have a great day..
Doctor:Okay then
Doctor:have a good day
User:bye take care..
Doctor:bye bye
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