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Why should I take natpreg medicine during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Feb-2014
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User:i am 9 month pregnant
User:My EDD is 25 january
Doctor:Please go ahead with your query
User:now dr has recomeended to take natpreg 100mg.
User:Whats the purpose of this medicine
Doctor:It is progesterone
Doctor:During pregnancy it is advised to prevent preterm labour
User:but my term has complete
Doctor:If you can describe your history I will be better able to help
Doctor:I do not think there is any other purpose
Doctor:If you can describe your history I will be better able to help
User:according to ultrasound report :cord around neck of fetus, anatomical normal but large head
User:according to dr head is not fix into pelvis till now
User:u there
Doctor:I am there
Doctor:It is common to have one loop of cord around neck
Doctor:But as long as the baby is not in distress, we can wait longer
Doctor:Even in such a scenario I don't see a reason for progesterone prescription
Doctor:The baby's head usually comes down after the ninth onth has started
User:my LMP is 18 April 2013
Doctor:You are almost near your EDD
Doctor:expected date of delivery
Doctor:Take walk in the evenings so that the head descends
Doctor:Also go for routine obtetric examination with your doctor
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:so what should i do either wait or ceasarean
Doctor:If the baby is ok you can wait or even go for cesarean
Doctor:It is your call
Doctor:Obstetric examination can help figure out if the baby is ok
Doctor:During normal labour there are chances that the cord may tighten
User:what you suggest about med.natpreg
Doctor:I am not sure why the doctor has prescribed it
Doctor:You may consult your doctor about the reason
Doctor:My personal opinion is that you do not need it
User:ok thank you
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
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