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What kind of diet should I have when planning to conceive? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Jan-2014
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User:hi doctor
User:are you available
Doctor:How can I help?
User:doctor i am planning to conceive
User:i need to know what kind of diet one should take to prepare the body for pregnancy
Doctor:The diet should include 3 proper meals and 3 small snacks
User:any supplements?
Doctor:Atleast 5 servings of fruits and raw vegetables may be taken
Doctor:For supplements you need folic acid
Doctor:Also get tested for iron and calcium deficiency
Doctor:Take 3 glasses of milk a day
Doctor:Avoid alcohol, and caffienated drinks
User:i am allergic to lactose sugar so my milk intake is less but i consume curd
User:will that be fine
Doctor:Yes it should be fine
Doctor:You can take soy milk instead
User:can you prescribe a medicine name containing folic acid
User:i mean supplements
Doctor:There are many brands for folic acid
User:plz prescribe one
Doctor:A fol is one
Doctor:If you are anemic then you can take Fefol tab
User:no i am not anemic
Doctor:You can also take becosule capsules
Doctor:These contain B complex along with folic acid
Doctor:Folvite is another brand for folic acid
Doctor:Do you have question here?
User:o ok
User:then i will take becosule capsules
User:thanks for the help doctor
Doctor:Glad to help
User:if i'll have any more questions,,,i will come back again
Doctor:Yes you can always come back on chat
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Bye for now
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