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Tests to be done during 16 weeks of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   Hello Dr
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Yes.. Got Disconnected..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   so logged in again
User :   Doctor can i ask queries reg pregnancy?
User :   I am 16'th weeks Pregnant now
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please go ahead.
User :   Can u advice me what tests /scans should i need to do at this stage?
User :   And pls advice me in general about pregnancy
Doctor :   As you are in your second trimester, you should get your check up with the obsterician.
Doctor :   You would require a scan.
User :   obsterician regarding ?
Doctor :   Either next month or now, a TT injection will be given to you
Doctor :   general check up
User :   I am going to near by doctor for checkup
Doctor :   The next dose of TT will be given 2 months after the first
User :   she s going regular scans and checkups
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should also take iron and folic acid tablets regularly
User :   Yes i am taking folic acid tablets daily
Doctor :   you should take good amount of food as the requirement for the baby would be high now
Doctor :   You should eat at frequent intervals
Doctor :   adequate rest is essential
Doctor :   you should take afternoon naps also ideally.
User :   Hmm as this is my first child, everything seems to be new
User :   Yes, i am not going to work for the past 1 month
Doctor :   Try to avoid people with infections as any infection in you can sometimes be harmful for the baby
User :   as i m feeling very tired
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Hmm Ok Doctor, I am having running nose and cold more frequently, wil this affect the baby?
Doctor :   You should rest adequately
Doctor :   You should try to remain as stress free as possible
Doctor :   at around the 5th month you would feel your baby moving inside
User :   Ohh thats great..
Doctor :   There might be slight leg swellings towards the end '
Doctor :   then you should elevate your legs with a pillow while sleeping
User :   As i have completed 16'th week of pregnancy, My doctor asked me to take 4D scan, Is it safe?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that would tell the status of the baby's heart and other crucial things
Doctor :   you should take plenty of fluids
User :   ohh..
Doctor :   once your belly starts gettin bigger you should sleep on your left side
User :   taking ultrasound scans more frequently wil not affect the baby ??
Doctor :   more often as that enhances
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   there has been no medically proven evidence
Doctor :   3 scans are mandatory
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   My doctor is doing scan once in 2 weeks
User :   as i had Urinary infection in my early pregnancy
Doctor :   Ok
User :   So is it safe?
Doctor :   If they are looking for any congenital defects, they would be advicng frequent scans
Doctor :   there is no harm with that
User :   Hmm ok Thanks doctor
User :   So u told me to take TT injection for this month right?
Doctor :   Your obsterician will recommend that depending on the past TT status
User :   Ok Doctor
Doctor :   you can just take care of your health and remain stress free
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   Nope i didnt get.
User :   Please suggest me good diet during this period?
Doctor :   plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains
Doctor :   sprouts
User :   Thanks Doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   Yes i have filled
User :   Thanks doctor
User :   and i more last query
Doctor :   ok
User :   what are the things i should do for Normal/safe delivery?
Doctor :   try to exercise slightly 15-20 min walk everyday
Doctor :   there are some pelvic exercises which facilitate normal delivery
Doctor :   which will be advised by your obstertician
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   I havent gained much weight after i become pregnant
User :   is it fine?
Doctor :   You will slowly put on weight as the tewrm progresses
Doctor :   9-12 kgs weight gain throughout the pregnancy is adequate
User :   to be exact, i lost some weight during my first 2 months, but now i am feeling Ok, but didnt gain weight
Doctor :   You will gain weight gradually
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry about\
Doctor :   most of the weight gain occurs in the later days
Doctor :   of pregnancy
User :   later days of pregnancy means from which month?
Doctor :   after 5 th month
User :   ohh ok doctor
User :   Thanks a lot for your valuable advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Your name doctor?
User :   From which hospital doctor?
Doctor :   We are not a hospital, we provide only online consultations
User :   Ohh ok doctor..
User :   Thanks a lot doctor
User :   Bye for now
Doctor :   bye for now
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