Pregnancy Health

For a healthy pregnancy, getting regular prenatal care is crucial. If you are healthy and do not have any risk factors, you have to go for prenatal visits every 4 weeks until the 28th week, and every 2 weeks until the 36th week, and once every week till you deliver. You have to undergo various prenatal tests to determine if the pregnancy is progressing without any complications.

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Why did USG at 16 weeks show separation of amnion and chorion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant now. Her first pregnancy was completely normal. Now, at 13 weeks she had major bleeding and that took us to the ER. US showed movement and heartbeat.  Since then, she has continued to bleed with dark brown clots and occasional red blood. She had 16 week US and it sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, let me say that I am sorry for your wife's trouble in this pregnancy. It appears as if there is a placental separation and there is a chance that your wife may miscarry. Lower back ache and continuous bleeding are not very good signs of a normal pregnancy, unfortun...  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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why is my gestational age a week more than my last menstrual period?

Query: Hi, My last periods was 4 weeks 5 days back, and I discovered that I am pregnant when I checked using the home test. However when we went for a scan today the doc says the sac measures 1.75 cms and it is 5 weeks 5 days. Why is there a difference of one week when from last period which is 4 weeks 5 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello Momo, Welcome to Icliniq. There is nothing to be worried about in this calculation as it's just the machine readings. you can just follow your actual dates for gestational age calculations. As per your dates your gestational age is 4wks 5days. You mentioned that Gestational sac diameter is 1...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have flu-like symptoms with anxiety during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant and had an extreme bout of anxiety and panic four weeks ago that lasted for 2 to 3 weeks, slowly improving over that time. I was also diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency. But all other blood work was normal. I tried Zoloft for two days and it made me so much w...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy is a delicate phase, you should not take it lightly. You should not take any medication without any opinion from your treating physician. Anxiety associated with flu-like symptoms can be due to an underlying medical condition (such as infection). Hence you ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and feel that my clitoris is smaller than before. Am I paranoid with my first pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very concerned and need an answer. I am seven weeks and pregnant and have had no complications so far. But, today, my clitoris feels way smaller then it did yesterday. And I am way more nauseous then I have been. I cannot stand or sit up for too long before I am rushing to the ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not be scared, and the vaginal symptoms are due to uti (urinary tract infection). Take a lot of water and a warm bath (not hot but warm) to relieve those symptoms. Nausea is a part of morning sickness, and besides Zantac, you can take Doxinate tablets twice...  Read Full »

Will constipation during early stage of pregnancy cause any problem to unborn baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant, and for the past three months, I have severe constipation. I consulted the doctor, and she suggested me to take Duphalac syrup. I tried, but there is of no use. The same problem persists. Will it affect my unborn baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constipation is common in the early stages of pregnancy. It is due to the chemical increasing in your body, which is required for your baby to grow. So the baby is fine, no need to worry about it. For constipation, I suggest you should take Duphalac syrup two tea sp...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to have a successful pregnancy with a 7.3 cm intramural posterior fibroid?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible for me to have a successful pregnancy with a 7.3 cm intramural posterior fibroid? I would rather not have it removed.  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. Probably it is possible as many women conceive and have successful pregnancies. But on the other hand, it is also a risk factor for the miscarriages, and it may or may not interfere with implantation though miscarriages are higher with submucosal ones. But it is not l...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and is my fasting glucose is always high?

Query: Hello doctor,Why is my fasting glucose always high? My range is 110 to 115. Doctors tell that I should maintain below 95 as I m currently pregnant. My afternoon and dinner values are within the range. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Traditionally soluble insulin is the agent of choice for uncontrolled DM (diabetes mellitus) or GDM (gestational diabetes mellitus) in pregnancy. Rapid acting analog insulin aspart is a safer choice along with diet and tolerable exercise. Diet and exercise are tried fi...  Read Full »

My belly button popped out after pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of two children. After my delivery, my navel has popped out and it has remained so even now. Please suggest some ways to get back my usual naval shape.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, after childbirth, the rectum sheath and the muscles go weak and lead to a hernia. So, what you have may be an umbilical hernia. It will increase on coughing. It has to be checked by a surgeon. If it is a hernia, it can be treated surgically and the navel wi...  Read Full »

What is Lonopin injection used for?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 3 months 3 days pregnant through IVF. Currently, she was prescribed to have the medication, which I have attached for your reference. Even after 3 months, they are forcing her to take Lonopin injection, which is very irritating, painful and give side effects like nausea. We ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she has a history of recurrent miscarriages or recurrent fetal deaths or repeated IVF failures, then Lonopin seems essential till at least 5 months. If not, then still I would say it is a prophylaxis to help avoid problems of miscarriage due to unknown immunological fa...  Read Full »

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