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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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 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 »

I am pregnant with my second baby within nine months of first delivery. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. My baby is 8.5 months old. I had a normal delivery. Now, I missed my periods and when I checked with a kit at home, it shows the result is positive. I am worried and do not know what I should do now. Please help me to make a decision. Is my body able to go through s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your description and totally understand your concern. I understand that your first baby is still just around 9 months old and it is pretty early for you to have a next baby. I would like to bring it to your notice that having a next pregnancy in other wor...  Read Full »

Can we have sex during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married before four months and now, my wife is pregnant. She has CRL of 6 weeks. Can you please suggest whether we can continue to have sex? If so, then till what time we can have? Can it be unprotected or protected?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem. You can do non-penetrative sex until 13 weeks and after that you can do gentle penetrative sex till 36 weeks. But, if she has pain, bleeding or water leak, then sex should be avoided. It can be unprotected and should maintain hygiene. For furth...  Read Full »

Is it safe to fly when I am 23 weeks pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my second anomaly scan at 18 weeks and the reports showed the impression that the placenta is at posterior wall mid and lower part grade I. The lower margin of the placenta is 3 cm away from internal os. Also, there is a breech presentation. What does it mean? The doctor told me t...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Breech presentation at this gestational age has no significance. The placenta is 3 cm from os means that it is slightly in the lower segment. No need to take bed rest. Just avoid jerky traveling. It is not life-threatening. There is a slightly increased risk of blee...  Read Full »

What supplements to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 year old female and I have been confirmed pregnant today, both in urine and blood. This is the first time I have got pregnant naturally. I have had no gynecological complication so far. We have been attempting since last one year and have had follicular study regularly every mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I like to clear that you need not have to take so many supplements and medicines from now. This is useless and often undesirable. The recommendation is to take Folic acid 5 mg once a day and if needed some tablets for nausea, Doxylamine, iron, calcium and...  Read Full »

Is it safe to fly while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 9 weeks pregnant. I had a mild perigestational hemorrhage during the 5th week. After taking medications, there is no subchorionic hematoma. Can I take an air travel of two and half hours to my native at the end of this month as I do not have anyone here to take care of me.   Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to  There is no evidence to suggest that flying while pregnant is harmful for either you or your baby if you are having a straightforward pregnancy. There are some safety guidelines for air travel during pregnancy that you should be aware of.  You should carry a minimum h...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 »

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