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Risks involved with the pregnancy for a 38 year old woman - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Well I have few problems
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   38,female,HR,Bangalore,Married,55,5.3,one
User :   are u there doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we provide online consultation
User :   Okay some times I have 3 days of periods and sometimes only one day. In this case should I see a Gyne
Doctor :   ok
User :   should I see a GYne
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   it is normal
Doctor :   any other problem u have
User :   I am reaching menopause or what
Doctor :   medical problems
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   menopause there will be irregular periods
Doctor :   it will start after 44
Doctor :   45
User :   but every month I have periods
Doctor :   u need not worry
Doctor :   r u getting hot flushes
Doctor :   or bone pain
User :   but i am still 38
Doctor :   then u need not worry
User :   no I am not getting hot flushes
User :   what do you mean by bone pain.
User :   Can i go in for a second child
Doctor :   some people will have bone pain
Doctor :   as result of osteoporosis
User :   bone pain means back pain
User :   Is it too late for a second child what will be the risks
User :   are u there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   some women do conceive after 45
Doctor :   nothing wrong at this age
User :   really
Doctor :   except
Doctor :   few risks like
Doctor :   more chances of getting
User :   what are the risks
Doctor :   genetic abnormality
User :   what do you mean by genetic abnormality
Doctor :   an older woman that is pregnant for the first time is connected with giving birth to a baby with genetic defects, especially Down syndrome.
Doctor :   since this is second pregnancy chances are less
Doctor :   women over 35 have danger to give birth to a baby with Down syndrome is 9 times higher, than for 30 y.o. one
Doctor :   a probability of giving birth to a healthy baby is 97%
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   any doubts
Doctor :   please ask
Doctor :   Women over 35 have health complications during pregnancy more often, in particular this concerns diabetes and high blood pressure, which are peculiar to people of older age in general
Doctor :   About 6% of women over 35 suffer from such complications in comparison with 1,3% of younger ones
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
Doctor :   any doubts please ask
Doctor :   But all this sorts of dangers can be reduced to minimum, if a woman, who, most likely, plans her pregnancy carefully, prepares herself physically for coming pregnancy beforehand
Doctor :   i will give u tips to aovid such problems
Doctor :   u need to do simple things like
User :   fine please tell me
Doctor :   avoid taking nicotine
User :   what is nicotine (Is it coffee)
Doctor :   alcohol and caffeine or coffee
Doctor :   nicotine is tobacco
Doctor :   smoking i mean
Doctor :   start taking vitamins and do physical exercises
User :   but coffee can be taken atleast 3 times is it fine ( BRU)
Doctor :   u can start taking
User :   Vitamins like what
Doctor :   folic acid tablets
User :   okay fine
Doctor :   youâ??ll increase your chances to bear pregnancy easily and well and give birth to a healthy baby
User :   How does the tablet thrive help in pregancy
Doctor :   join aerobics or yoga
Doctor :   it helps u overcome vitamin deficiency if u have
User :   in what do we find vitamins
Doctor :   vegetables, fruits like orange, tomato, beetroot
Doctor :   carrot
User :   Please tell me about a healthy diet for a normal person
Doctor :   fish,
User :   are u there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   r u able to get my msg
Doctor :   greens , green leafy vegetables
Doctor :   plenty of milk
User :   r u there
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes
User :   hi
Doctor :   r u getting my msg
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
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