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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What does it indicate if the double marker test in pregnancy is positive?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my 29th week of pregnancy. NIPT shows low risk but the double marker test is positive. Kindly go through my ultrasound report and please tell me if everything is fine or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), these are the interpretations of your USG (ultrasound) report: Single fetus, which corresponds to 29 weeks, is adequate growth according to both ultrasound scans and dates. A weight of 1.2...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I had my last period before 4 weeks 5 days. I confirmed pregnancy by doing a home pregnancy test. When I went to the scan, the doctor told me that the sac measures 1.75 centimeters and it is 5 weeks 5 days. Why do I have this difference? Is this normal?   Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to be worried about this calculation as it is just a machine reading. You can follow the actual date of gestational age calculations. As per your date, your gestational age is 4 weeks 5 days and gestational sac diameter is 17 millimeters. According to t...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in my left ovary during the nineteenth week of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am currently 19 weeks pregnant, and this is my third pregnancy. I just had an ultrasound done. According to the test results, I do not have any ovarian cysts. I have been having pain on my left side of my ovary for about a month now. And it is only the left sid...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.cm. If there is nothing in the scan including urinary tract infection, then there is nothing to worry about, and there is no harm to you or your baby. This pain could be because of stretching of ligaments, which is very common for most women during pregnancy. However, if you...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Will Grilinctus syrup cause harm to the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am four and a half months pregnant. I took a spoon of Grilinctus syrup. Is it harmful to my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you are taking it for cough and cold, the duration of taking it, experiencing any other problem, and taking any other medicine along with it. Please share the above information to enable me to help you better.   Read Full »

Can unprotected sex during the ovulation period cause pregnancy?

Query: For the past two months I've had 27 day cycles. However, my period is usually not regular. Today is day 27 of my cycle and I have had unprotected sex this month around ovulation time. I still have not gotten my period. I took a test this morning and it was negative. I don't really have any pregnancy...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Infertility Specialist, Sexologist

Answer: Most home pregnancy tests are reliable. Most tests have an accuracy of over 99% . False Negative Pregnancy Test A false negative pregnancy test is when you are pregnant but the test comes up negative. The most common reason for a false negative is that you took the test too early. Even if your peri...  Read Full »

What are the complications of twin pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is 3 months pregnant. Three days ago, during her antenatal scan, we came to know that it is a monozygotic twin pregnancy. We have a few questions. How to know that it is not a conjoined twin? I have attached the scan reports. Please let us know whether the growth is fine....  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, my hearty congratulations for twin pregnancy. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly fine. There are no signs of conjoined twins. NT (nuchal translucency) is normal and both nasal bones are seen. He...  Read Full »

I am 5 weeks pregnant and consumed alcohol a month back. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Midwife worked out from the first day of my last menstrual cycle. In which approximate date, could I have conceived?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible conception date should be between 11th and 21st of last month. Also, the possible sexual intercourse for this pregnancy could be between 6th and 21st. For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doc...  Read Full »

I am currently on my due date. What should I do if the baby does not arrive naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently moved to a new state at 32 weeks pregnant. I have applied as a new patient for a couple of hospitals here in the new state. However, I am now 40 weeks pregnant and still have not been processed in any hospital. With me currently being at my due date and I still have no doctor,...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Thanks for reaching out. I am sorry to hear that you are not booked still in hospitals. It is essential to monitor the baby and mother in the late third trimester. If it is already 40 weeks, you need to visit a doctor for at least a blood pressure, fundal height meas...  Read Full »

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