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Will having neem leaf affect fetus? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Hello, i am XXXXXXX I am 4 months pregnant. I am working in XXXXXXX Bangalore
Doctor:Go ahead with your query.
User:Yesterday for Ugadi(Kannada new year), i had a neem leaf, which is a custom here.
User:will it affect the fetus?
Doctor:Neem if taken in large amounts can cause abortion.
User:ok.. i took only 1-2 leaf
Doctor:I think1 or 2 leaves should not harm
Doctor:Do not take any more of it.
User:Ok.. thanks..
Doctor:Drnk lots of water to flush out the toxins
User:can you please tell me foods to avoid
User:yes. i did
Doctor:For pregnancy stick to your normal routine only.
Doctor:Before consuming any medicine--herbal or allopathic...consult a doctor.
User:ok. i thought only papaya and sesame should be avoid. Neem i never knew.
Doctor:Neem is used in many herbal preparations
Doctor:Yes papaya can cause vomitting in some.
Doctor:Some foods are considered hot and are to be avoided in pregnancy
Doctor:These foods are part of herbal medicines again.
User:ok.. fine...
Doctor:Just do not go outside your normal routine
Doctor:do not take excess of anything.
User:Ok.. sure..
Doctor:Eat in moderation.
Doctor:Take regular meals
Doctor:Eat a lot before sleeping to avoid vomiting in morning.
Doctor:or Eat something first thing in the morning before getting up from bed.
Doctor:I think you will do fine.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:ok.. i am carrying twins. i have severe nausea in morning and evening
Doctor:Then you have to eat a lot.
Doctor:You have to eat for three people.
User:ok... i have a doubt here.
Doctor:Maybe you have to take a high calorie snack at night.
Doctor:Go ahead.
Doctor:Go ahead with your query.
User:i did NT scan on 12th week. Doc told the babies are back to back and are fraternal. The size is fine for both. But could measure only one NT.
Doctor:Was the NT for kid fine?
User:as the other baby was turning other side
Doctor:Most probably the other kid NT would be fine too.
Doctor:They will repeat the ultrasound later anyways.
User:she asked us to take the scan again 1 week later to measure for baby, so that it will change the position
User:but still that baby was turning other side and passed 15th week
User:Now gync told most probably the other kid NT would be fine too as the size is fine
User:so i wanted to confirm that
Doctor:Yes it will be fine
Doctor:As the factors that cause it would be same for the twins.
User:ok.. thanks.. and when i can feel fetal movement.
Doctor:Still you need to regularly take supplements like folic acid.
Doctor:Usually it is felt around 5th month.
Doctor:Since you have twins you may feel your kids earlier.
User:ok.. fine.. and during evening i have severe leg pain. i am taking calcuim
Doctor:Mostly calcium and hanging the legs for a while helps.
User:and can i sleep tummy up side?
Doctor:Does the pain become spasmodic?
Doctor:Yes of course.
Doctor:It is advised that you keep changing the position during sleep.
User:because if i sleep left and right only i get leg pain
Doctor:Yes It has something to do with blood circulation.
Doctor:Hang your legs a little bit and sleep.
User:if i sleep tummy upside. i dont leg pain
Doctor:Yes you can take the position that is comfortable to you.
User:ok.. fine.. thanks
Doctor:Just do not keep a position for a long time.
Doctor:As you may get leg edema.
Doctor:The main blood vessels to the legs pass just below the fetus.
Doctor:Thus fetus should not hamper blood supply to the legs.
Doctor:That the whole point.
Doctor:Do you have any other doubt?
User:ok.. yes.. sometime i am able to feel pulse of the veins below lower abdomen
User:it will pulse faster and goes off after some time
Doctor:How does it feel like?
Doctor:Where exactly do you feel?
User:in pelvic area
User:under lower abdomen
Doctor:I think it is because of the kids growing up.
Doctor:Slowly they are trying to grow out of your pelvis.
Doctor:Once they are outside you will stop feeling the pulse.
User:ok... last month it was worse. now feel better
Doctor:As long as you are not having worrisome symptoms and kids do fine...I am not worried about it.
Doctor:Yes I think they are growing out of your pelvis.
Doctor:Any other doubts?
User:can doppler device harm fetus?
Doctor:No it cannot harm fetus
Doctor:Ultrasound and CT scan are considered harmless
User:ok.. i have anamoly scan scheduled on april 26th
Doctor:Doppler is an ultrasound.
User:thanks for your time..
Doctor:Hope I helped.
User:Yes.. very much
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Doctor:I am glad to help.
Doctor:Did I answer all your questions?
User:ok.. it was nice chatting with you.. have a great day!!
Doctor:Yes you too...
Doctor:I have to close chat window now.
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