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What diet should I take if I am planning for pregnancy in a few months ?

dear dr, i am newly married. we are planning for a baby in a couple of months. what are the nutritional supplements that i and my husband should take to have a perfectly healthy child? please help... _ roshini raksha
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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I am glad you have started thinking of your pregnancy early. You need to start taking Tablet Folic acid 4mg once a day from one month before conceiving to prevent Neural tube or Spinal defects in the child. Have plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables to prevent anaemia. Drink 1-2 litres of water a day to prevent constipation and do brisk walking everyday to ensure good circulation. Keep away from smoking, ask your husband to smoke out side house when you are pregnant. Stop any cosmetic use. You can list the medicines you may be taking, any cream or lotion you are applying so that we can tell which is unsafe for pregnancy. Have you had any children before. Any previous medical history like high BP, Diabetes. Remember to get your regular Antenatal checkups from your Obstetrician as soon as your Urine pregnancy test comes positive, usually within 7-10 days of sexual intercourse. Attend all checkups, get ultrasounds done on time, report any complaints like vomiting, pain abdomen, burning sensation on passing urine, headache, swelling of feet to your Doctor immediately.
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
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Read your prob, you are planning for baby, before concieving there is no co relation between your n your hubbyy s diet n healthy baby. after concueving baby if you take protine riched, calcium riched diet then it affect your baby s health.
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