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What diet should be followed in pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Jun-2014
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:
Please proceed with your query
User:This is regarding - preparation for pregnancy - I would like to know the right diet and other elements to prepare on..
User:Can you also suggest the folic acid supplement tablets.
Doctor:you can take tab. folvite 5mg once a day.
Doctor:As far as diet is concerned, there are no restrictions here
Doctor:But preferably avoid spices and caffeinated drinks.
Doctor:Make sure your weight is in normal limits.
Doctor:If the weight is not in limits, you need to start exercise and try reducing as much as possible.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:ok.
User:yes, I have followed.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:I am turning 28 yrs soon..will age play a major role at this point in the preparation?
User:Also, for how long in duration do I have to take the folic supplements before the turning pregnant?
Doctor:No, not significant when compared to those who are above 35.
Doctor:Don't be worried.
Doctor:You can plan for pregnancy at this age.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions|?
User:Also, for how long in duration do I have to take the folic supplements before the turning pregnant?
User:Doctor, are you rceving my msgs/?
User:are you following me?
Doctor:Folic acid should be continued even during pregnancy for atleast the first 3 months of pregnancy.
User:how long before the pregnancy? say im planing in september - is this the right time?
Doctor:You can start the pill a month or two before planning for pregnancy.
User:sure thank you.
User:I hvae no more questions. thank you for the help .
Doctor:If you are starting to try from this month, you need to start from today.
User:ok thanks.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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