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Precautions to be taken before planning a pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Getting Pregnant
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u ?
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   we r planning for a baby, need to ask some questions about that
Doctor :   sure
User :   what all precautions should we take before planning?
Doctor :   what do u mean by precautions ?
User :   i mean is there something we should take care before trying for a baby
User :   some of my wife's colleague were discussing about taking folic acid when u start planning
Doctor :   do u have any medical disorders or illnesses ?
User :   is it required? should she take folic acid?
User :   no
Doctor :   may i know both of your ages ?
User :   both of us are 29
Doctor :   folic acid is taken if there is an risk of neurological disorder in the fetuses and if the maternal age is greater than 35
User :   ok.. so she is not required to take folic acid before or even during pregnancy also
Doctor :   unless both of u are blood related and have been marreid within close family, there is no need to be worried about
Doctor :   you can take b complex capsules during pregnancy
User :   what should we do to increase our chances of having baby soon
Doctor :   having sex within the fertile period (day 10 to day 18 of the menstrual cycle) will help getting pregnant
User :   are there any home pregnancy kits available? when during the menstrual cycle will it give accurate results?
Doctor :   urine pregnancy kits are available and they detect pregancy within 2 weeks of conception
User :   can u tell me name of the kit available in india at chemist places?
Doctor :   there are a no of urine pregnancy tests available
Doctor :   u can ask the chemist and he will give u one
Doctor :   there is no need for any prescription
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   have u followed my advice ?
User :   yes sir
User :   mam
Doctor :   ok
User :   I want to know how frequently we should try?
Doctor :   sex on the 13th to 15 th day of the cycle , daily should help
User :   ok..
User :   Actually my wife's weight is less
User :   will there be any prob?
Doctor :   having a BMI of 20 + should be better
User :   Its 18 around
Doctor :   in that case, she should have good diet so that she can gain some weight
User :   ok..
Doctor :   have her have good high protien diet and more carbs
User :   only thing her weight is constant
User :   Its not increasing or decreasing much
Doctor :   thats fine
User :   If we are not sure she is carring or not then she should travel or not?
User :   and during 1st month physical activity is ok or not
Doctor :   she can travel
Doctor :   there is no need to worry as she can travel safely upto the 8th month of pregnancy
User :   somewhere i read that during 3rd to 7th travelling is safe is it true?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is safe
Doctor :   but in cases of high risk pregancny and women having issues like lax uterus, travelling is not adviced
User :   ok
User :   ok doc thanks for info..
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   bye for now
Doctor :   bye and take care
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