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Is there any right age to get pregnant? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Oct-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Getting Pregnant
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User:Hi Doctor
User:My query is on the right age to get pregnant. I understand that it is less than 29 years.
User:Wanted to check if there are any side effects with over 29 years?
User:I mean any health risks
Doctor:Health risks are few like the pregnancy planning is difficult the chances of pregnancy reduce as the quality of ovum deteriorates
Doctor:The chance of premature labor, pre term, complications during pregnancy are high
Doctor:The baby may have birth defects after 35 yrs
User:ok, I am 27 yrs as on today. If I am planning for pregnancy early next year, Could you help me understand what is the preparation in terms of diet & other areas which is required.
Doctor:Proper diet, folic acid supplementation, weight loss if you are over weight, regular menstrual cycels
Doctor:and exercise
User:I currently take multivitamin tablets & cod liver tablets daily..this is for controlling hair loss
User:Can I continue with this?
User:Is there anything else that I need to take for folic acid supplement?
Doctor:FEFOZ tab, one tablet a day before 3 months of planning pregnancy
Doctor:I suggest you XXXXXXX a OBGYN once you wish to start
Doctor:for a thorough check up
User:sure, I definately would XXXXXXX one
User:Thanks doctor!
User:This was helpful..
User:Thank you!
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Have a nice day!
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