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Is it safe to postpone pregnancy?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: Hi.. I got married last year. I am 27 years and 4 months old now. I am not ready for having a baby now. My husband would be travelling abroad and I dont want to conceive now and go through the process when he is not around.
Please let me know if it is fine to postpone till this year end.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can postpone it till year end.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
It is better to have the support of your husband during pregnancy and childbirth. It has a positive impact on the baby as well as the mother. You can postpone your pregnancy till the year end. 28 years of age is not too late to conceive. Please do not worry. Being mentally relaxed during the pregnancy is more important.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (57 minutes later)
Thanks for answering.
I would like to know how I can be prepared for pregnancy mentally and physically.
Are there any tests that I can go thorough to make sure the body is good to conceive.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can complete your vaccines.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
It is best to complete your vaccination for MMR, Chicken pox, DPT and HPV before planning for pregnancy. You can try to conceive 2 months after the vaccination. It will prevent any infections during pregnancy.
Conception itself is the best test to know that your body is fit to conceive. There are no specific tests that are needed.
You can start folic acid supplements preferably one month before pregnancy and continue during pregnancy which will help in neurological development of the baby.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (47 hours later)
Hello doctor,

I would follow your suggestions.
As I said earlier I want to prepare my body. I am 5 feet tall and my weight is 51 kgs which is a normal BMI.
However I would like to tone my body a little and build stamina. I would be joining gym and shed some fat.

Currently I have problem with digestion. My stool is mushy, sometimes I feel food is not getting digested. I drink adequate water. Please let me know how to improve digestion.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Have green leafy vegetables and fruits.

Detailed Answer:
To improve the digestion try to have more of salads and fresh fruits. Avoid hot and spicy foods. Also eat small portion meals at frequent intervals rather than large heavy meals.
Avoid lying down immediately after a meal, rather lie down flat only after 2 hours. Till then you may lie at a recline at 45 degrees with head-end up. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Keep well hydrated.
Start walking and reduce stress. You can also practice meditation techniques.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: You can postpone it till year end. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. It is better to have the support of your husband during pregnancy and childbirth. It has a positive impact on the baby as well as the mother. You can postpone your pregnancy till the year end. 28 years of age is not too late to conceive. Please do not worry. Being mentally relaxed during the pregnancy is more important. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal