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Pregnant, have not gained weight. Suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Sep-2013
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Doctor: how can I help you?
User:Actually, I needed some help with my eating plan
User:I am 28 and 17 weeks pregnant
User:I have not gained weight so far
Doctor:What kind of eating plan are you looking at Ms XXXXXXX
User:and now I have reduced morning sickness but constipation is making me not eating properly
User:Can you suggest something which will help me to reduce constipation, give me all nutritions I need
User:I could not drink milk since it triggers my nausea
Doctor:First of all, you need to relax and not worry about weight gain much
Doctor:You are just 17 weeks pregnant and during this time you will not gain much weight
User:Actually, in my first trimister, I had actually lost 5 kgs due to severe morning sickness, hence I was worried
Doctor:now you will start gaining weight again
Doctor:I will help you regarding planning a good diet
User:yes please I am looking for that
User:I want some eating plan which will provide me all nutrition I need and will help me with constipation and nausea.
Doctor:The most important thing you should remember is that you require almost 1 and 1/2 times food (energy) than regular during your pregnancy
Doctor:So whatever you eat, you should eat it more,
Doctor:it is ideal to eat small amounts more frequently
User:And what all things I should eat?
Doctor:You can eat all fruits,
Doctor:eat normal foods
Doctor:you should not hesitate to eat anything, there is nothing that needs to be avoided during pregnancy
User:yes, and what should be substitute for milk?
Doctor:but, I agree that certain foods can make you feels nauseous
Doctor:instead of milk you can eat yogurt
User:before pregnancy, I used to have it daily and now I can't even take it a small cup of it
Doctor:It is alright
Doctor:slowly that will become fine,
Doctor:If you can tolerate dahi, buttermilk or lassi, you can have them as they also give you same fats and energy along with calcium
User:Okay, I will do that
Doctor:Do you eat nonvegetarian foods?
Doctor:in that case, eat lots of fresh green leafy vegetables
Doctor:and lots of fresh fruits
Doctor:you can eat everything
Doctor:what type of foods do you like the most?
User:well, spicy
Doctor:you can add Ghee to your foods
User:I am craving on all spicy foods these days
User:yes, ghee I am having
Doctor:oh.. Spicy will upset your tummy and you will have reduced appetite
User:I wanted to ask, if jaggery - gud is allowed in pregnancy?
Doctor:so reduce the spices a bit
User:sure, will do that
Doctor:Jaggery is allowed,
User:Thats all I wanted to ask...
User:You helped a lot
User:Thank you very much for your valuable advice
Doctor:In fact as I told earlier, there is nothing that is prohibited during pregnancy
Doctor:you should eat everything and you should eat more that what you normally eat
User:yeah, but household ladies keep advising to avoid few things like these
User:Thanks Doctor
Doctor:I know what our old ladies advice,
Doctor:I am happy to be help
User:I will follow your advice.
User:Thanks a lot and have a great day ahead.
Doctor:Thank you, you too have a great day ahead
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