Diet During Pregnancy

A healthy diet during pregnancy is essential for the proper development of the fetus. Your body needs more nutrients, vitamins, and minerals while you are pregnant, and a diet lacking in these nutrients might cause developmental disturbances in the baby. Include dairy products, legumes, fish, eggs, green leafy vegetables, etc., in your diet.

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I am 25 years old and three months pregnant. Can I eat papaya in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old woman, and I am three months pregnant. I was officially confirmed to be pregnant today. I need some tips to overcome pregnancy and gain mental and physical strength. Also, please guide me regarding the following: What should I eat during pregnancy? What should I avo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are pregnant, you should take high fiber and a protein-rich diet. You can perform all your daily activities and do not exert yourself. Drink adequate water and stay hydrated throughout the pregnancy. If you have any doubts, you can consult me. Get all your blood...  Read Full »

What are the things to consider before planned pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the best things one can do to get pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As with anything, having a planned pregnancy has a better outcome than an unplanned pregnancy. For both partners, adhering to a healthy lifestyle in terms of diet, fitness, stopping smoking and alcohol, and stress management are important. For the woman, in particular, we...  Read Full »

What are the ways to stay healthy during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a consultation about my blood reports. And also advise me on how to maintain good health during pregnancy. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Your blood values are normal for the first trimester (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Reports for hemoglobinopathy, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), syphilis, hepatitis B, and a dual marker are sti...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a diet chart for pregnant women.

Query: Hi doctor, Will you kindly suggest a diet chart (non-vegetarian) for a pregnant woman from morning to night? Her first pregnancy is just detected. She is on regular Eltroxin 50.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A pregnant woman needs a good balanced diet. Before going to that, I will suggest you one thing. As your wife is hypothyroid, the need for thyroid hormones increases by 50% in pregnancy. You need to increase the dose to 75 mcg. Go for a thyroid profile and adjust dose acc...  Read Full »

Why do women become fat during or after pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know why do women become fat during or after pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Women become fat because of lack of physical activity, exercise, fluid redistribution during and post pregnancy. All these factors cause weight gain. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

Why do women gain weight during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had my third ultrasound, I was 24 weeks pregnant and it appeared like two faces in the ultrasound. I keep asking my obstetrician regarding my weight gain. I am gaining so much weight when I barely eat and my stomach so huge. I found that at 14 weeks on my first ultrasound I was h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to One cannot make out from the picture of an ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity) whether there is a single or twin pregnancy as in one section only one fetus is seen at a time. There is absolutely no indication for a pelvic exam at this point in you...  Read Full »

Is Gelusil safe in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 7 weeks pregnant now. Currently, doctor has suggested some tablets and her reports are attached for your reference. From yesterday, she feels gas and wants to take Gelusil. Is it safe to take Gelusil with these medicines? She also complains of vomiting sensation especially i...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your query. The symptoms your wife suffering with is common during the first trimester of pregnancy. All these symptoms are due to gastritis, which due to the sudden surge of pregnancy...  Read Full »

What does a double red line in pregnancy test kit indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years now and my wife is 31. Today in pregnancy test kit, result came as double red line (a red line for C and a red line for T). Is this positive for pregnancy? Actually yesterday is her date for periods, but this has also not occurred yet. What precautions should we take? We w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The (UPT Kit) urine pregnancy test kit with two red lines indicates a positive result and that she is at present pregnant. The confirmation for an intrauterine pregnancy can be further done with a transvaginal ultrasound scan. She should be placed on tablet Folic Acid ...  Read Full »

Is the change in stool consistency during pregnancy, a problem to worry?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old and now 36 weeks pregnant. I just noticed my stool appeared as a mixture of white and brown long particles. I never had white poop in such lengths. My scan reports were normal a month ago. Is there any problem to worry? Is there any threat to the baby? Should I visit th...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Passage of white or brown particles in stool does not harm baby and there is no need to be alarmed. You can visit a physician or gastroenterologist for a physical evaluation, to confirm the nature of the problem and take treatment if required. If there are no other stom...  Read Full »

Does low weight of fetus lead to early termination of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 weeks pregnant (post IUI). Recently I got my growth scan done and it showed GA by LMP 29 weeks 3 days whereas GA by USG 28 weeks 2 days. Fetal body weight of 1125 gram and with a slight impression of asymmetrical IUGR. I am much worried about this 1 week 1 day gap between USG and...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your medical history and in my opinion one week difference may occur and can be considered a normal change. Your baby weight is fine and you are taking appropriate dose of amino acid and other medicines.  Have a balanced and protein rich diet which in...  Read Full »

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