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Dietary precautions for low amino fluid during pregnancy, cesarean section - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my wife is expecting baby this month
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and doctor has told us that there is some less amount of amino fluid
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so how can this harm my wife or my child
Doctor :   Less amniotic fluid does not allow the fetus to undergo the usual rotations that occur in normal labour.
User :   earlier date given was end of this month but now they telling us we need to have delivery atmost this monday that is 15 days earlier
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so will there be need of operation in this case
Doctor :   During labor, low amniotic fluid volume may predispose the baby to heart rate abnormalities since the umbilical cord isn't effectively cushioned.
Doctor :   Compression of the cord can deprive the baby of adequate oxygen.
User :   so what you suggest?
User :   should we opt for delivery as early as possible
Doctor :   Low amniotic fluid can be corrected with special type of saline.
Doctor :   Has that been administered to your wife?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
User :   doctor is saying that they will create artificial labour pain and have delivery
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it right process
Doctor :   The reason she must have suggested caesarian delivery and premature delivery is that
Doctor :   there can be labor complications
Doctor :   like cord compression once the normal labor starts
Doctor :   Are there any other health problems that your wife is having?
User :   so we should not opt for artifical pai?
User :   No
User :   probs
Doctor :   Was the pregnancy uneventful?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was there any high BP or any problem?
User :   No
User :   every thing was before last visit on friday.
User :   every thing was fine before last visit on friday.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you follow your Gynaec's instructions.
Doctor :   I also suggest that your wife drink plenty of oral fluids
Doctor :   Were there any scan abnormalities in the fetus?
User :   No
User :   doctor has not suggested caesarian but she was telling about artificail labour pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so my question is there any risk with this?
Doctor :   No.
Doctor :   The only problems that can arise are with the delivery due to less fluid
Doctor :   If safely performed, there probably would not be a problem.
User :   so doctor may need to opt for caesarian if delivery complicate?
Doctor :   Yes she might need to.
Doctor :   But a rescan may be necessary to evaluate if the index has improved
User :   is there any long term side efffect of caesarian?
Doctor :   and based on that the gynaecologist could take a decision
Doctor :   With recent advances in anaesthesia
Doctor :   they are rare
Doctor :   but weight gain and scar complications can occur in some
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User :   Low amniotic fluid can be corrected with special type of saline this can be done at any time of pregnancy
User :   ?
Doctor :   They are given 1 month before
User :   so now we cannot go for this
Doctor :   but that depends on the gynaecologist's decision
Doctor :   meanwhile your wife has to drink plenty of oral fluids atleast 2-3 L per day
Doctor :   that could improve the index by 30%
User :   can you suggest oral liquid
Doctor :   water, coconut juice, glucose
Doctor :   any fruit juice
User :   so can you suggest best gyno in delhi?
User :   or should we continue with whom we are consulting from last 4 month
Doctor :   As we are Bangalore based we dont have the reqiired information In Delhi.
User :   ohk
Doctor :   You can continue with the gynaecoloist you are visiting
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   she is also having pain at lower back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   from last 3/4 days
Doctor :   Then she should take complete bed rest
Doctor :   with a pillow under her legs
User :   so she is using move gel for relief
Doctor :   by sleeping on her left side
User :   ok
User :   thanks alot doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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