Q:

Hello! I am 16weeks pregnant. Today my doctor took a scan n told me that my fluid is bit low. And suggest to take L- arginine supplements 2times a day. As per my knowledge as a dietician it's an non-essential amino acid which human body can produce from any 1st class protein,which I am taking regularly. So, should I take the arginine supplements again? N Y I Need to take that. Please explain.



Yes the body is able to produce this from another class one protein but the challenge is that during pregnancy since we have a short time to ensure that growth and development is optimum these supplements are prescribed. Low amniotic fluid can compromise the growth of the fetus.

Thanks Dr.Sonali