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Resuming regular work during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   My wife is pregnant
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and therefore have a couple of questions to clarify with you on this matter
Doctor :   Sure please go ahead
User :   we got to know about her pregnancy on 7 May when she missed her periods and we used the pregnency test kit
User :   the results were positive in that case
Doctor :   ok
User :   is minor spotting after pregnancy normal
User :   as she had some spotting on 8 May
Doctor :   Minor spotting is normal
User :   We consulted with the Doctor for this and she advised rest for a week and advised for a Ultrasound
User :   the report of the ultrasound was normal
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and since then she is not going to office and resting at home
Doctor :   Ok
User :   After that there was no complications
User :   can she join office now?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Usually the rest is sufficient for 3 to 4 days
User :   ok

Doctor :   Moreover the spotting is normal
Doctor :   Since the Ultrasound also confirmed it
Doctor :   you can be assured
User :   ok
Doctor :   Let her start her on daily routine
Doctor :   with office and start on exercises soon
User :   her office is far off and the travel time is of 3 hours both ways
User :   she travels by car
Doctor :   That is fine

User :   so do you see any problem in that
Doctor :   She can take a car
User :   though she is not driving
Doctor :   rather than bike or auto
Doctor :   What is her age
User :   she is 29
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Keep a good follow up with the Doctor, Diet and Exercise
Doctor :   along with timely vaccinations
User :   what exercise you would advise for her
Doctor :   Iron and folic acid supplements are

Doctor :   important
User :   yeah that her doc has already started
Doctor :   Let her start on simple walking, stretch exercises
Doctor :   Walking for 20 min a day, stretch exercises for 5 min a day
User :   she is taking susten and folic acid
Doctor :   Make it a regular practice
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Continue
User :   ok
Doctor :   Nothing to worry
Doctor :   Continue with good exercise and follow up with doctors
User :   yeah she walks around 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in evening while going to office as her parking is far off from the building
Doctor :   once in 6 weeks for next 6 months
User :   Doc has advised her for the next ultrasound after 15 days as by that time the cardio activity will start
Doctor :   later once in a month till she gets to ninth month
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   by 8 wks
User :   and then she asked for the next visit
Doctor :   the heart beat strarts
User :   ok
Doctor :   after that visit
Doctor :   you may visit her once in 6 weeks
User :   ok
User :   Doc what would you advise for her diet
Doctor :   In fact you can register for the Babymagic section on our portal
User :   ok whats that
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Doctor :   about the pregnancy
Doctor :   Go throught the link
Doctor :   after the chat
Doctor :   you will get all the information
Doctor :   about the diet and exercise
Doctor :   common problems and common worries you may
Doctor :   have
Doctor :   the answers
Doctor :   and the solutions
Doctor :   for those
User :   ok
User :   Doc she feels sleepy for the whole day
User :   and also complains for bodyache
User :   is this normal
Doctor :   During the initial days it is normal
Doctor :   hence I ask to stretch every day
Doctor :   for 10 min
Doctor :   She can do all muscle groups stretching
Doctor :   while she does the regular walk
User :   ok
User :   she is also having a lot of nausea feeling
User :   and that is why can not eat properly
User :   so what alternate diet she should try which will help her to keep fit
Doctor :   Yes it is normal to have nausea
Doctor :   She can eat anything that she likes to eat
User :   ok
Doctor :   She can try anything different
Doctor :   that tastes her good
Doctor :   There is no restriction till the 12 weeks
User :   and after that
Doctor :   After 12 weeks her nauses subsides
Doctor :   i will send you a educational brochure on the Nutrition during PRegnancy
Doctor :   to your email ID
Doctor :   Please confirm it
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   no but is there any restrictions in eating heabit after 12 weeks
User :   yeah please do that
Doctor :   Dark colored vegetables, Dark colored fruits
Doctor :   are good
Doctor :   Nuts are good
Doctor :   as part of fibre
Doctor :   Cereals is good
User :   ok
Doctor :   in the breakfast
Doctor :   Idli is good too
Doctor :   Nonveg, fish and chicken are ok
User :   but as these are summers she should try nuts
Doctor :   she can try
Doctor :   no harm in iut
User :   no she is pure vegitarian
Doctor :   not more than 6 nuts per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   I will send you the document
Doctor :   and you will understand it
Doctor :   Ok?
User :   sure thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Yeah I wanted to understand one more thing
Doctor :   Yes
User :   the doc who did ultrasound has advised us to avoid physical contact for sometime
Doctor :   Restrict till 12 weeks
User :   as she had spotting in the begining

Doctor :   after that you may resume
User :   ok
Doctor :   but choose the posture judiciously
User :   ok
Doctor :   No problem you do not have to worry about the spotting
Doctor :   You are put on Susten
Doctor :   and the folic acid
User :   till what time it is safe physical contact during pragnancy
Doctor :   If not otherwise till 30 to 32 weeks
Doctor :   it is safe
User :   ok
User :   by judicious posture what do you mean?
Doctor :   The posture which is not comfortable for your wife
User :   What should we avoid during physical contact
Doctor :   because of the large tummy that would be growing
User :   ok
Doctor :   Woman on top is preferred
Doctor :   posture
User :   ok

User :   thanks doc

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User :   right now she is sleeping and probably once she is awake I will get in touch with you again
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   No problem
User :   yes I have done that
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User :   Thanks a lot for your advise and input
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