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Pregnant, feet are swelling. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Good Evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Actually my wife is 7 months pregnent...
User:her feets are sweling
User:what to do?
Doctor:It needs symptomatic treatment
Doctor:Ask her to keep her feet elevated
Doctor:while sleeping
Doctor:It is normal to have swelling in the feet
Doctor:especially towards the 9 th month
Doctor:She can also use warm compresses locally
User:so she can keep two pillow and keep her legs there right?
Doctor:She will be fine soon
Doctor:Nothing to worry
User:she is also taking lots of zinc and iron and vitamins capsules
User:her weights is growing 2 kg every months
Doctor:Yes, she needs to take it
Doctor:They are important
User:is that ok or a concern things?
Doctor:IT is normal
User:will the baby born with heavy weight?
Doctor:It can be said exactly by looking at the scan report
User:when should i go for next scan?
Doctor:When was the last one done?
User:one month back..on 6th month
Doctor:When was the last ultrasound scan done?
Doctor:There is no need to repeat the scan now unless it is required
User:yes in 6th month
Doctor:The approximate weight of the baby at birth will be mentioned in the scan report
Doctor:Have you seen it?
Doctor:You may check the report by yourself
User:the last time doctor did not allow me to see the scan
Doctor:There is usually a mention of "Estimated Fetal Weight at birth"
Doctor:It would be printed in the report
Doctor:Please check the scan report again when shall i go for next scan?
Doctor:She is 7 months now, there is no need to do scan further now
User:I will check the report today and will let you know in the next chat
Doctor:Please check it and let me know
Doctor:Do you have more queries now?
User:any suggestion for her to food and nutrition perspective?
Doctor:How old is she?
User:she is 25
Doctor:She needs to take lot of vegetables, fruits, pulses
Doctor:At this time, it is better to restrict hard food like Rotis
User:any more restriction on anything?
Doctor:Has she taken 2 doses of TT?
User:yes already taken 2 TT
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:She needs to go for daily walk
User:How many TT she should take?
Doctor:2 doses are fine
Doctor:IT is normally given in 2 doses in pregnancy
User:she does not like masala foods now a days...basically going for non masala foods
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:Do not force her to eat food that she does not like
User:can she take coconut?
Doctor:She can take it
User:thanks a lot for your patiently answering my queries...
User:it's nice talking to you
User:thanks again
Doctor:Nice talking to you too
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all?
User:yes for now
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:will come back with more queries after seeing the report
Doctor:Bye for now
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