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Pregnant, sleeping posture needed to avoid twist in the umbilical cord - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I am 33 weeks pregnant now
Doctor :   As you are 33 weeks pregnant now, I would suggest you to please sleep in the left lateral posture.
User :   I would like to get few tips from you regarding the sleeping postures at this stage
Doctor :   This is sleeping on your left arm.
User :   Can you please let me know the best sleeping posture?
Doctor :   Yes that would be fine. Avoid sudden movements.
User :   also if rolling from side to side during sleep without getting up is fine?
User :   some say it can cause twist in the umblical cord??
Doctor :   There is no medical literature stating of complications like twist in umbilical cord when rolling from side to side.
User :   ohh ok.. Also tips for Normal preganancy
User :   ??
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you consume all the tablets of iron and folic acid prescribed in your first three months.
User :   Yes doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are there any complications right now?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Also I would like to know, how can I make my delivery normal. any special exercises required?
User :   Yes doctor. I did
User :   I consumed folic acid tablets upto 5 months
Doctor :   May I know why lycostar was prescribed?
User :   then I started taking calcium and iron tablets
User :   now I have been prescribed one more tablet Lycostar.
User :   no complications so far. everythin looks normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   When I chekced my BP it was 120/80. So the doctor just said in order to maintain the BP levels and for general supplimets
User :   can you let me know generally for wat purpose Lycostar is used
User :   is it safe to hjaev now
Doctor :   Lycostar is a vitamin supplement.
Doctor :   and yes you can take it as advised by your doctor.
Doctor :   Regarding exercises, it is advised to follow stretching exercises as this will help in normal delivery.
Doctor :   you can discuss about this with your doctor or a physiotherapist to teach you the exercises.
Doctor :   Normal tips to maintain normal pregnancy is good nutritious diet, following exercises and regular medications.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   Ok doctor thank you for your inputs
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   No doctor. Thank you for your valuable time!
User :   bye
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