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What vitamin supplements should be taken during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 17-Jan-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Pregnancy
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:hi doctor...
Doctor:How can I help?
User:i had a missed period... which was due on dec 12th..
User:took a home test it waspositive..
User:can u pls suggest good gynecologist near btm...
Doctor:Sorry I am not aware of doctors in Bangalore
Doctor:You can visit the the following
Doctor:Here you can find reviews about doctors in your area
Doctor:Alternately our customer care team will be able to assist you
Doctor:If you want CRM team will call you
User:tats fine..
Doctor:Please leave your phone number
Doctor:I have informed CRM team
Doctor:My personal suggestion is that you can visit any doctor in a reputed hospital
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:looking for doctor who tries for normal delivery..
Doctor:Mode of delivery is always the choice of patient
Doctor:You can analyse your situation and ask for risks and benefits of any procedure
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:i get tired often...
User:is it normal...
Doctor:Yes it is part of being pregnant
Doctor:Though other conditions need to be ruled out by getting tests done
Doctor:At first visit to doctor, you will be advised for all these tests
User:i had visited a gyno last week.. she didnt do any test.. she said home test is sufficient..
User:am surprised to hear this
Doctor:You need to start taking folic acid
Doctor:Basic blood tests are needed
User:is folic acid is useful for baby growth
Doctor:Very useful for the development of brain of baby
User:tat doc said to come for scan in 8th week.. without doing any test
Doctor:Tests are needed
Doctor:unless tests were done right before getting pregnant
User:but tat doc is asking to take scan directy..
User:she just trust on home test
User:hw sure is home test
Doctor:It is sure
Doctor:Scan is confirmatory
Doctor:Once the doctor is able to see heart beats on scans, it is confirmed
User:wn is first scan to be taken
Doctor:at 20 weeks
Doctor:Earlier scan is sometimes done in special conditions
Doctor:Urine pregnancy test is confirmed with a blood pregnancy test
User:the doc i visited suggest to take scan at 8th week... can we take it
User:is it advisable
Doctor:It is not really needed
Doctor:I am not sure if you are in a special situation like threat of abortion etc
Doctor:So it may be done at a later date
User:i have leg pain
User:is it normal doc
Doctor:Where exactly is the leg pain?
User:at calf
Doctor:It is normal
Doctor:It can be controlled with calcium supplements
Doctor:Like calcium sandoz
Doctor:Also take at least 2 glasses of milk
User:can i take dates..
Doctor:hanging the leg during calf pain or cramps also helps
Doctor:Sorry I did not understand your previous sentence
Doctor:You mean fruit dates
User:s.. dry dates
Doctor:Yes it can be taken in moderation especially after first trimester
Doctor:Papaya may be avoided
User:ok doc...
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:tats all doc..
Doctor:Hope it helps
User:s sure..
Doctor:You can always come on chat again if you have any queries
Doctor:Take care
User:thanks doc..
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