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Suggest precautions for future pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Apr-2014
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help?
User:Myself XXXXXXX
User:I am newly married
User:I am planning for child after 2years
User:Would like to know what precaution should I undergo with safe health
Doctor:It is your wife who should take precautions
Doctor:she should start taking folic acid supplements
User:yes, I have read that pills will make problem in future
Doctor:If she is anemic then she should take iron pills as well
User:I know but I am asking for postponing pregnancy for another 2years
Doctor:Folic acid helps prevenrt neural tube defects in baby
Doctor:You want to postpone pregnancy
Doctor:First thing is that you should be aware of the risky period during the menstrual cycle
Doctor:The risk of becoming pregnant is highest 10 days after start of menstrual periods and 5 days before start of menstrual periods
User:now she is fine and having regular periods
Doctor:Secondly there are contraceptive methods available
Doctor:The two more commonly used are condom and oral contraceptive pills
User:I am using condoms now..
Doctor:Condom needs to worn during every sexual intercourse
Doctor:Pills can also be used
User:and would like to know how safe are using pills
Doctor:Pills are more effective in postponing pregnancy
Doctor:If your wife does not have any medical condition then she can safely take it
Doctor:Pills have some side effects
User:should I have to consult gynecologist?
Doctor:Yes you will need to
Doctor:As she will assess your wife's health
User:ok, I am worried of taking pills without prescription..
Doctor:and then prescribe pills
Doctor:Your worry is reasonable
User:thanks a lot doctor...
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
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