16 May 2019 | 6 min Read
Dr Saurabh Dani
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I’m Dr. Saurabh Dani. I’m a specialist in high risk pregnancies and newborn screening.
If it’s severely low then consult your doctor.
Avoid medicine of possible. If its persistent then consult your doctor for medication. Use home remedies like warm water gargling, turmeric and milk, etc.
First sonography is done at 5 to 8 weeks for confirmation and to detect whether baby is in uterus or fallopian tube. Second scan is done between 18 to 20 weeks. This is an anomaly scan to detect first level anomalies. Level 3 scan is necessary to completely determine baby’s health.
Check for thalassemia. Consume foods rich in iron and take folic acid supplements.
Uterus ligaments are attached to thighs and vagina. With growth it gets stretched. Change your position carefully don’t exert your body.
Small amount of white discharge is normal. If it’s more check for fungal infection.
It is advised to exercise all through term. It keeps the mother and baby fit. It also increases chances of normal delivery.
It starts between 18 to 20 weeks. First it will be a gentle sensation like butterfly fluttering. Later on you can feel hard movements.
In first pregnancy it’s difficult to feel the movement.
Vomiting often leads to constipation. Keep drinking water.
Stomach gets cramped due to expansion of uterus. Due to this digestion gets affected. If vomiting is due to acidity take medicine.
As long as the blood group of baby and mother is compatible it shouldn’t affect the baby. Keep some blood in your group as standby in case complications arise.
Eat whatever you feel like in the first trimester to avoid weakness. However stick to a healthy diet from second trimester onwards.
In first trimester it’s important to take anti-tetanus followed by hepatitis B in second trimester. A second shot of TT needs to be taken again in between 28 to 32 weeks accompanied by diphtheria vaccine.
If no health complications then you can go ahead.
It means that water is less in the bag. Talk to your doctor if you have been diagnosed with it.
Consult your doctor immediately.
Uterus gives pressure on rectum where stool is collected especially during first and third trimester. Eat foods rich in fiber. Also include banana in your diet.
For healthy diet inclusive of calcium consume milk and milk products. If you eat non-vegetarian food then eat chicken, fish and eggs. If you have aversion to these foods then ask your doctor to increase dosage of calcium supplement.
Consult your doctor and ensure that the dosage doesn’t increase.
Check for thalassemia. Ensure you are taking proper supplements for iron and multivitamin. The haemoglobin should get corrected within a month else you will have to take alternative methods of supplements like injection.
Quadruple test is superior. It should be done between 16 to 18 weeks. Never before 16 weeks. Whenever you’re getting a test done ensure it is administered by a good doctor and with an efficient machine.
Hajmola or something salty helps. Keep a piece in your mouth and suck on it to overcome nausea.
It is not safe to travel by air. I would suggest to travel by road. Cars and buses are better options than autorickshaw or bikes. Best option is train.
At least 3-4 scans are required throughout pregnancy. The first is called the dating scan. Second is known as early anomaly scan. The third one is done to get an estimate of due date. Doctor will prescribe if any more scans are required in case of complications.
The baby can match either the mother’s or the father’s blood group. It can be determined only after the baby’s birth. In your first pregnancy it won’t affect the baby whether it matches the mother’s blood or father’s. However if the baby has a blood group opposite to that of mother’s, post delivery mother will have to take special injections. The injections prevent complications in future pregnancies.
There are two major causes. First is dehydration or less water intake. Second is external factors where the infection spreads through unclean environment.
Also read: How To Deal With Morning Sickness