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Feeling sleepy, exhausted, tired during early pregnancy. Recommendations? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:please proceed with the query
User:i am 14 weeks pregnant
User:i have lot of questions revolving around me
Doctor:ok please proceed
User:i always feel sleepy if i sleep well during night also
User:why is that so
Doctor:during pregnancy there is tendency to feel exhausted and tired
Doctor:you should eat p[properly and take sufficient rest for this
Doctor:are you taking iron capsules
User:yes doctor
Doctor:from how long
User:only from this week onwards started
User:given for 30 days
Doctor:ok you should have started 3 month prior to your pregnancy
Doctor:this would have given you good iron balance in your body, hence you will feel less tired
User:ohhhh ok doctor
Doctor:eat more green leafy vegetables
Doctor:and enough milk
Doctor:tale calcium supplements too
User:calcium also intaking
User:ok doctor will do so. Dcotor will i be able to know any movement now?
Doctor:no not yet around 5 months
User:then how abt the feeling of heart beat if i a keep my hands near my abdomen?
Doctor:no you cannot make that out too, with a sthetoscope a doctor can hear it
Doctor:you are 3 and half months pregnant now
Doctor:if you have done any scanning you could see the heart beat during scanning
User:yes doctor i did the scan last week and they showed teh baby and i also saw the heart beat
Doctor:ok that is good
User:when i would be able to knw teh geneder of the baby?
Doctor:in india only after birth
User:ohhh they wont tell now?
Doctor:our country does not allow this
User:doctor how abt having dates and pickles during this time
Doctor:yes you can eat no problem
Doctor:dates are good source of iron
User:ohh i read in one of the article that it is heat and should not have during pregnancy?
User:is that true?
Doctor:no, there is no such fact all dry fruits are advised by doctors during pregnancy
User:i saw my babies hands and legs it is making movements. wil there be any pain while it moves it hands or legs?
Doctor:no there wont be any pain
User:during this time will i having baby bump?
Doctor:yes slightly
User:now i am intaking mothes horlicks. Is it ok that can i take it for 3 times a day?
Doctor:mostly seen around 4 months
Doctor:yes you can take
User:doctor how abt climbing the stairs case now. actually i had spottng during 2nd and 3rd month doctor adised for bed rest.
Doctor:you should avid heavy work, lifting things,and climbing stairs
Doctor:use lift
Doctor:also avoid auto
User:you know doctor some times i feel so dperessed i really dont know the reason for it and also some times worried abt the baby too .
User:i dont know how toover come it.
Doctor:this is due to hormonal changes, try to be surrounded by close family and friends'
Doctor:do not get depressed at this time it will affect the baby
Doctor:watch good movies,read good books, think good and positive things
Doctor:this influences the baby too
User:fine doctor
User:how many glass of water shoul di drink now?
Doctor:around 10 to 12 glasses
User:as you told i have to use lift for climbingthe stair case
User:the problem is that my room is situated in the 1st floor
User:i have to go down to have food
User:for this i have to climb stair case
Doctor:that is ok, one floor is fine
User:fine doctor thank you so much. millions of thanks .
Doctor:you are welcome
Doctor:kindly login for further queries
User:sure thanks doctor have XXXXXXX day
Doctor:take care
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