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Preventing nausea during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXXXXXX here
User :   My wife is around 9 weeks pregnant.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is vomiting a lot.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is taking doxinate as per doctor's advice. but still she is vomiting a lot.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   right now we two only stayed together, As i have to go to office I couldnt able to take care of her in the day time.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so we planned to go to her native place, where her parents are there. so they can able to provide good care
Doctor :   Ok
User :   her native place is around 500 KMs, so we need to go by train for 400 Kms and car by 100 KMs.
Doctor :   Now along with the medication
Doctor :   she should take some home remedy
User :   is that ok if she travel by train and car in 9th week
Doctor :   In 9th week, both are fine
Doctor :   train is better anyday
User :   lot of people is telling that we cannot travel before 4th month. so we confused a lot
User :   so we can travel right doctor?
Doctor :   travelling by train is fine enough
Doctor :   no issues with that
Doctor :   by car let it be a short journey
User :   ok doctor. travelling in car for 100 Kms is fine?
Doctor :   It should be a smooth ride
Doctor :   jerky movements are the risk
User :   ok doctor. The road is good NH
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   max by train should be the strategy
User :   do we need to take any precautions doctor?
Doctor :   for vomiting
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   she should not get up suddenly from bed
Doctor :   in the morning
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   she should get up slowly drink glucose water, which has to be kept bedside previous night
Doctor :   have 2 biscuits
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   lie down for half an hour more
Doctor :   and then resume her activities
Doctor :   including brushing
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   she should have it before getting out of the bed
User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   she should brush only after half an hour of having that
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   the car which she travels should be a good one
Doctor :   to avoid jerks and strain
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   these precautions are quite enough
User :   ok doctor
User :   taking 2 doxinate tablets per day for vomiting is safe doctor?
Doctor :   Go as per the prescription
Doctor :   I cannot change the prescription online
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   2 tablets is fine, discuss that with the treating doctor
User :   due to vomiting she is suffering from heart burn. can we take gelusil
Doctor :   Again after discussing with the treating doctor
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   she should not take any medications without informing the treating doctor
Doctor :   especially in the first 3 months
User :   ok sure doctor
User :   one more question doctor
Doctor :   Sure
User :   the railway station has around 30 steps to access the platform..
User :   is that ok if she walk in staircase for 30 steps
Doctor :   let her do it slowly and swiftly
Doctor :   no problem with that
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   but very gently to avoid strain as much as possible
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   let her take easily digestible foods
Doctor :   and avoid irritable foods
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   she should have a good 8 hour sleep in the night
Doctor :   and 2 hour nap in the afternoon
Doctor :  
Do you have any other questions?
User :   ok doctor.
User :   other than bedtime glucose , any other home remidies for vomiting doctor?
Doctor :   not bedtime, it is in the morning right after getting up
Doctor :   and before getting out of bed
User :   Yes doctor. sorry I mis typed
Doctor :   Hope it is clear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats it
Doctor :   she should be fine with the above tips
User :   ok doctor. thank you so much.
Doctor :   You are most welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
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