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Low haemoglobin during pregnancy and diet to increase it. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi doctor
User :   my wife is 23 weeks pregnant , she had her blood test yesterday
Doctor :   ok
User :   her hemoglobin is 11.4 gm.dl
User :   is it a cause for concern
User :   she had done blood test when she was 2 month pregnant and hemoglobin was 12.6gm/dl
Doctor :   normal HB should be between 12-14 for women
Doctor :   is she taking iron tablets
Doctor :   as of now
User :   no
Doctor :   it is slightly
Doctor :   below the normal limits
Doctor :   its marginal
Doctor :   she can make it up
Doctor :   ask her to take more of beetroot
Doctor :   egg
Doctor :   meat
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   she can make it up with dietary intake of iron
User :   yes i am able to follow
Doctor :   its only marginal
User :   we are vegeeis
Doctor :   nothing to be worried about as of now
Doctor :   she can take Beetroot, carrot, greens
Doctor :   green leafy vegetables
Doctor :   cabbage
User :   ok
Doctor :   more of milk as well
Doctor :   she would be fine with it
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   yes
User :   another thing i want to know
User :   she goes to motion once in two days only
User :   she tells she doesn't feel like going for motion
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it does happen in pregnancy
Doctor :   she needs to take more of water
Doctor :   and can have one banana after meals
User :   ok
Doctor :   her motion will be regular
User :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   confirm ur details
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   no thanks
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