Everything About Pregnancy Health

I'm Dr. Nikhil Datar and I'm senior Gynecologist (MD, DNB, FCPS, FICOG, DGO, DHA, LLB). Today I'm here to answer questions on Everything About Pregnancy Health.

 

I'm 8 months pregnant and the position of the baby is in bridge delivery position.


There's still time for due date by which the baby should turn and fix position with head downwards.

 

I'm 37 weeks pregnant. There's a single loop cord around baby's neck and kidney is swollen. Is it cause for worry?


Both kidneys should be measured properly. Detailed investigation by doctor immediately is required.

 

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and have PSOD. Is it dangerous?


It is problematic but once you make it through the first trimester you don't have cause for worry. Check blood pressure, sugar and weight gain.

 

I'm 13 weeks pregnant. What fruits and precautions should I take?


Fruits are rich with antioxidants and fiber which are good. If you have sugar issues avoid mango and banana. Avoid juices and consume fruits whole or cut.

 

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have had no weight gain. Everything else is normal.


If the BMI of mother is up to standards then standard practices may be ignored.

 

Is it safe to travel by train?


Yes. As long as you aren't physically exerting yourself too much.

 

 

I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy as there was no heartbeat. I'm now 7 weeks pregnant. How should I care for the baby?


Past history knowledge is important. Share it with your doctor and remain stress free.

 

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and experienced slight bleeding.


There's a threat of abortion. Immediate medical attention is must.

 

What should I do when blood pressure is high?


High blood pressure is very dangerous. It is called as PIH (pregnancy induced high bp). Take prescribed medicines and monitor yo diet and lifestyle strictly. Keep track of kidney and placenta functions. In emergency mother has to be under observation.

 

I'm 18 weeks pregnant. What should be my diet?


Take multiple small meals frequently. Avoid outside food. If you're eating from outside prefer cooked warm food and avoid raw food.

 

I have eosinophilia. Is it going to affect the foetus?


Consult a doctor to find the cause and treat it. It won't have any effect on the baby.

 

I'm 8 months pregnant. How should I take care of myself and my baby?


Follow your usual routine. There's a common misconception that 8th month is a dangerous time. Exercise lightly and take walks. Follow proper diet.

 

I'm 17 weeks pregnant and ultrasound revealed that the baby's brain has high choroid plexus and placenta is also low lying.


Choroid plexus may dissolve with time if it's isolated. Low lying placenta is not an issue as it shifts up in later stages.

 

Is normal delivery possible with thyroid?


Yes. Monitor your health and follow your doctor's advice.

 

I'm experiencing stomach pain. Is it cause for worry?


Consult your doctor. A scan may be required to check if foetus is in uterus or fallopian tube.

 

I'm 22 weeks pregnant and experience stomach pain, ligament pain and also while stretching.


As your body is changing rapidly during pregnancy, these are quite normal.

 

I'm scared of miscarriage. How can I take care during pregnancy?


There's about a 15% chance in general of miscarriage. If there's a past history of miscarriage then take folic acid tablets before conceiving and also during pregnancy.

 

I'm 5 months pregnant. When can I feel baby's movement?


Baby's movement can be felt starting from 22-24 weeks. In the beginning you'll feel it as a slight vibration.

 

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and experiencing severe itchiness all over.


It could be due to skin allergy or high blood pressure. Another possible cause is high liver enzymes. Consult your doctor for treatment.

 

First delivery was through C-section. Is normal delivery possible for second?


Reason for c-section the first time may be a deciding factor. If health of mother and baby is normal then vaginal delivery is possible.

 

Also read: Painless Delivery: How Is It Different From A Normal Delivery?

 

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