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Nutrition and medication during pregnancy. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello
User :   My wife is 4 months pregent.. she weigs 51kg is this wight enough for her to hold a child ?
Doctor :   The original weight of the mother doesnt depend whether she can hold a baby
Doctor :   Any mother would be able to hold a baby
Doctor :   but she has to take ample iron and folic acid with proper nutrition
Doctor :   The way she gain the weight prior to pregnancy is more important
Doctor :   First trimester she has to gain around 1and hlf to 2 kgs
Doctor :   and then second and third trimester she should gain atleast 5 kgs per trimester
User :   ok
Doctor :   For the nutrition during the pregnancy you may
Doctor :   get more information consulting a dietician
Doctor :   The dietician is available at this link
User :   Iron and folic tablets have been giving her a hard time .. she has been vomiting as she consumes these tablets .. please advice
Doctor :   Iron and folic acid supplements are must for a pregnant mother
Doctor :   It would not be the tablets that cause the vomiting
Doctor :   but the hormones that cause the changes
Doctor :   sometimes
User :   can she take this tablets after three months of her pregncy
Doctor :   So see the doctor for alternative way to supplement the iron and folic acid
Doctor :   like syrups and other dietary advice with the dietician in the link
Doctor :   She has to take the Folic acid as the supplements prevent the neural tube defects in the baby
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Thank you doctor .... we have been going to one doctor .. she has adviced us to take one tablet and other one after three months ... when she feels better with the vomiting etc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can continue as per her advice
Doctor :   the folic acid is usually given till 3 months and later the iron is supplemented
User :   Thanks you Doctor one more question. plese do not get me wrong on this question. My wife is dark and i am pale in color .. is there any way for the child to get a pale color ? or any precautions ?
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