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Suggest the precaution to be taken during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Nov-2013
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User:Hi Good morning
Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i have few doubts
Doctor:okay, please go ahead
User:actually my wife is carrying now
User:she is fifth month.
User:what is the care that i have to take
Doctor:You should consult her obstetrician every month
User:to get a baby with good health, what is the care that i have to take..
Doctor:2. She should eat well
Doctor:3. No food restrictions
Doctor:4. She should take her iron and calcium supplements daily, without fail
User:she will eat more apples, is there any problem with that
Doctor:she can eat as many apples as she wants
Doctor:but apples should not be the only thing, she should also eat healthy food
Doctor:5. Avoid too much work
Doctor:and too much exercise
User:like can you please suggest about health food
Doctor:moderate exercise is good
Doctor:as I said earlier she should eat everything that she was eating before she became pregnant
Doctor:only thing is, she should eat more
Doctor:something like 1 and half time her normal intake
Doctor:she should get her blood and urine checked in each visit to the doctor
Doctor:6. she should get an ultrasound scanning done at 5th month
Doctor:7. she should get the TT injection once in 5th month
Doctor:and once one month later
Doctor:8. she should also get her Blood pressure and weight checked in each visit
Doctor:9. She should keep good hygiene
Doctor:10. She should keep a count of how many times baby moves in the womb
User:from which month baby's movements will start ?
Doctor:11. she should consult her doctor is she develops any fever, burning while passing urine or pain in the tummy
Doctor:the movements will start around 5th month
Doctor:she should also consult her doctor is she has bleeding
User:one of my relative told that having milk with saffron is also good, is it so?
Doctor:she should also keep a watch on her legs and has to see her doctor if she develops any leg swelling
Doctor:saffron is not shown to be of much value
Doctor:but drinking milk is very good
Doctor:after 7th month, you should consult the doctor every 15 days till 9th month
Doctor:and as soon as she is in the 9th month, she should consult every week
Doctor:your entire family should once discuss about how to take care of the mother and the baby with 1. Obstetrician, neonatologist, and a counselor
Doctor:your wife, if working, should take maternity leave for at least six months after the delivery and 3 to 1 months before delivery
Doctor:the most important thing to remember immediately after delivery is to breast feed your baby within half an hour of delivery
Doctor:and also, don't forget to get your blood group checked
Doctor:both husband and wife
User:if blood groupd differs
User:she is AB+ mine is A+
Doctor:okay, in your case it is fine
Doctor:A+ and AB+ will have no problems
Doctor:we will have to be careful if any of you had -ve blood groups
Doctor:this is the most of the general advice
Doctor:for further specific advises I suggest you talk to the obstetrician and a neonatologist/perinatologist
Doctor:is there anything else I can assist you with?
User:Nothing else,
User:Thanks for the adivses.
User:have a great day..
User:take care bye...
Doctor:you too
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