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Aspirin intake during pregnancy safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   hello,my wife 30 weeks pregnent,doctor still continue ASPRINE,it is harmful or not
Doctor :   Why is she on aspirin for?
User :   She told it is compoulsory for baby's growth
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   It is Usually not harmful to the baby.
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Low dose Aspirin generally has no effect on the baby.
User :   but i read that due to aspirin chance to missgerage
Doctor :   The chance of miscarriage is very minimal
User :   then wife still take 1 tablet asprin?
Doctor :   Yes sure, she can continue on the medication.
User :   and also advice that my wife complaining for back pain and leg pain
Doctor :   She needs to rest for long time as her pregnancy is progressing towards delivery.
Doctor :   Is it her first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is her blood pressure high?
User :   no,some days before her BP is low but now alright
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you not to worry.
Doctor :   She can continue on Aspirin and take adequate rest for her back and leg pain.
User :   In morning she working two hrs continue 7am to 9am
Doctor :   That should not create any problem as long as she is not exerting or straining herself too much
Doctor :   It is advisable that she starts her work quite slowly and that she should not feel stressed out while working
Doctor :   I hope she is not doing strenuous work.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   no she does'nt strenuous work,after 9 am she completly rest for 9am to 5pm,then after she work only regular house work
Doctor :   Ask her not to bend and do difficult tasks.
Doctor :   She can continue doing regular household work.
Doctor :   If the pain still persists, she needs to visit a doctor for examination.
User :   Please suggest that she continue her work from 30 to 40 weeks or rest?
Doctor :   It is advisable for her to rest as this is her first pregnancy, she is on Aspirin and also she is nearing her delivery stage.
User :   she not drink milk so please suggest alternate?
Doctor :   That is ok . Do not force her to drink milk
Doctor :   Instead she can take jaggery if she likes eating it
Doctor :   Also yoghurt is rich in calcium, she can eat it also
Doctor :   In general, ask her to take lot of green leafy vegetables, fresh fruit salads
Doctor :   She can also take nuts like Cashews, almonds, walnuts
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