15 May 2019 | 7 min Read
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Pregnant women need to take utmost care during pregnancy. When a woman becomes pregnant for the first time, she has tons of questions regarding her health and her baby’s health. Few of them are:
Here is a transcript of a video chat where Dr Abhijit Kher answers these and many such concerns.
I’m Dr. Abhijit Kher and have more than 25 years of experience in Obstetrics and gynecology. I have my own nursing home in Borivali West and I’m also HOD of Gynecology at Bhagwati and Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospitals.
Investigation and care is a must.
Get a second sonography done. If baby is not growing the pregnancy may need to be terminated.
Take antacids in consultation with your doctor.
There is a standard weight for baby’s but mother’s health and past history plays a major role in the health of the baby. Consult your doctor for advice.
Yes. Regular physical activities can be continued during pregnancy unless there’s shortness of breath or doctor specifically asked not to.
In pregnancy, pigmentation happens due to change in hormones. Follow proper skincare routine and drink lots of water.
Missed abortion is common during first trimester. It’s not related to external care and happens due to internal factors like chromosomal faults, no proper development or termination by uterus itself.
Avoid holding in urine for a long time. Drink lots of water. If you have UTI then treat it immediately.
If pregnancy hasn’t reached 36 weeks then you can take a train. But consult your doctor. Avoid air travel.
It’s quite common at this stage. Sleep issues maybe because of change in shape and size of body. Eat dinner early and take a walk afterwards. Take a glass of warm milk before bed. Avoid oily, spicy food especially in dinner. Strictly avoid watching TV, especially soap operas before bedtime. Read light books or listen to calming music. Take a warm water bath if possible.
You can take a mild laxative after consulting your doctor. Include salads, fruits, greens and high fiber sources in your diet. Reduce maida and besan in your diet.
It’s a medicine to be inserted in the vagina. Doctors usually prescribe it as antifungal.
The first is to be done between 4-5 weeks and then between 11-13 weeks. Another one at 22-30 weeks. Doctor may also ask you to do a scan in between if required.
This can be very dangerous for the baby. Visit a hematologist and begin treatment immediately.
It’s a common complication which can affect both mother and child. Remain under doctor’s supervision and keep getting regular check ups.
At such an advanced stage there’s a very low possibility of the baby turning. Consult your doctor.
Normal delivery occurs between 37 to 41 weeks. Before 37 weeks it’s called preterm delivery and beyond 41 weeks it’s called post-term delivery.
Consult and begin treatment immediately. Treatment may include hot tub bath, ointment, diet change but surgery won’t be required.
Consult a good gynecologist. Follow proper diet.
Stomach ache and bleeding no matter how mild shouldn’t be neglected.
Doctor may prescribe a nutrition supplement. Regular scans will be required to check blood flow to baby.
Iron rich foods like beetroot, jaggery, spinach, dates and green vegetables. You should also include protein sources like milk, meat, egg, soya and pulses. Apart from these, folic acid supplement is a must during pregnancy.
Not to worry now that it’s normal. But keep monitoring it regularly.
It’s not normal. Check diet and acidity level.
Both the traits you mentioned are determined by genetics and ancestry of the parents.
Although healthy food and supplements ensure healthy brain development and intelligence.
Size of cyst determines how dangerous it is. Consult your doctor.
Stay active, exercise lightly and take walks. Take timely medicine and tests. It’s not guaranteed. Sometimes complications lead to C-section but these are preventive measures.
Both partners need to consult a good gynecologist.
Follow your doctor’s advice.
Natural ways can be tried to induce pain but not to engage baby. If the baby’s head is large for mother’s pelvis it will not engage. In this case it’s not safe for the baby to induce pain for natural birth.
Doctor can advise you after 36 weeks. Even if a normal delivery is decided upon, the decision can change once pain starts.
Precautions of all kinds should be taken. Follow proper diet and maintain physical fitness.
There are chances that the mouth of the uterus will open earlier than usual.
Yes. It’s a normal process to know organ growth.
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