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Can i do daily routines during 13 weeks of pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Sep-2014
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User:Hello Doc.. last time i had discussion with u regarding my pregnanacy
User:Im now in 13th week
User:Is the causes for miscarriage reduced now..
Doctor:Miscarriage chances have reduced.
User:ok.. So can i do my daily routines normally..?
Doctor:however medically any termination below 24 weeks can be referred to as miscarriage.
Doctor:Chances of survival of the fetus when delivered before 24 weeks are very low, hence we mark 24 weeks and above as relatively safe.
User:ok.. what are the causes for miscarriage during this period?
User:means wat precautions can i take?
Doctor:Before we discuss further, as I remember during our last discussion we had a chat about doing NT scan and antenatal profile tests?
Doctor:I do not remember miscarriage as the topic.
Doctor:Can you refresh my memory?
User:yeah.. I have completed that scan & blood check up..
Doctor:Was those tests normal?
User:I had discussed with u about lower abdominal [ain..
Doctor:What was the NT thickness?\
User:ya scan is normal. Baby is normal..
User:oh i do not remember :(
Doctor:That's ok.
User:my regular doc has cald me for check up in next week with reports.
Doctor:Since the scan is normal, those abdominal cramps are normal. You can visit here; generally most obstetrician call for every month check up.
Doctor:You will need another scan at around 20-24 weeks
Doctor:which is also going to be an important one.
Doctor:As far as miscarriage is concerned the causes are believed to be wrong genetic make up.
Doctor:Intrauterine conditions such as fibroid, uterine malformation, cervical incompetence are few other causes.
User:any precautions that i need to follow?
Doctor:In simple laymen terms, if nature believes the child developing in the uterus has a genetic (genes) frame work
Doctor:which is not correct
Doctor:it leads to miscarriage.
Doctor:In other words, miscarriage is a nature's way of sorting the fit child.
Doctor:At this point of time, I would just give you normal advice.
Doctor:Avoid strenuous physical activities, no jumping/running activities.
Doctor:I hope your doctor has checked your thyroid hormones (blood tests)
Doctor:and you are taking folic acid supplements.
User:yeah.. hyroid hormones (blood tests) is also done..
User:Yes. I do take folic acid tablet
Doctor:In my opinion, you seem to be having normal course of pregnancy.
Doctor:Do not be worried.
Doctor:Is there any other questions?
User:Thank you.. Also, according report i have less Haemoglobin & sugar level with compared to the Range provided.
Doctor:How low is your hemoglobin.
Doctor:If the value is above 10, you need not be worried.
User:Almost 1.5
User:its 9.45
Doctor:Which iron supplement are you taking?
User:iron supplement?
User:i have been given just 2 tabs as of now
User:Folic & Dubagest
Doctor:Apart from folic acid tablet, what other medicine do you take?
Doctor:I would start iron supplement in this case.
Doctor:Dubagest is a progesterone drug.
User:ok.. which iron supplement u would suggest?
Doctor:I prescribe Ferium XT tablets to my patients.
Doctor:Orofer XT being the other brand.
User:ok.. Let me check about this..
Doctor:I am sure your gynecologist will prescribe one iron supplement when you consult her.
Doctor:You may also need calcium supplements.
Doctor:Discuss about it during the next check up.\
Doctor:Is there any other questions?
User:Ya sure.. ith my regular doc i ll chk. a full report has to be checked
User:ya Lastly,
User:to be very XXXXXXX im not able to eat food properly..
User:I drink lots of water.. But i hate to eat any food
User:Fruits also few
User:I feeel hungry but i just hate eating
User:i was not like this before..
Doctor:These are common symptoms during pregnancy.
User:I have lost my weight consistently during this 3 months
Doctor:Pregnancy secretes certain hormones which will affect your mood and eating preferences.
User:I was 47 kgs.. Now 42
Doctor:There are no pills at this point of time to correct this eating preference.
Doctor:However the nutritional supplements prescribed to you can benefit you to some extent.
Doctor:Most often eating habits improve as pregnancy progresses.
User:Hmmm.. My mother in law scres me that the baby will not be born properly
Doctor:Try eating small meals and at frequent intervals.
Doctor:Your scan is an indicator that baby is growing well.
Doctor:However it is important that you keep up extra calorie and protein requirements.
Doctor:Try eating small meals, more frequently rather than 3 large heavy food.
Doctor:If you have nausea and vomiting spells, you can ask your gynecologist for medications.
Doctor:Did you follow what I said?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:Ya i got it..
User:Surely i try & follow
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:I want my baby to be healty
User:No thank you :)
User:Im feeling better
User:I ll follow ur instructions
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:Bye.. Thank you
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