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 in the seventh week of pregnancy and had spotting and bloody urine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am entering the 7th week of pregnancy from LMS and had spotting and bloody urine yesterday. I am a 27-year-old female, and it’s my first-time pregnancy. What should I expect from that? Is there any sign of being worried about, especially related to, miscarriage?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Bleeding in early pregnancy happens in about 1 in 4 pregnancies. Light bleeding or spotting can occur 1 to 2 weeks after fertilization when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus. Early pregnancy bleeding could be due to t...  Read Full »

Is there a specific A1C number I should aim for before trying to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and have been a type-1 diabetic for 24 years. I am considering getting pregnant. Is there a specific A1C number I should aim for before trying to get pregnant? Aside from having a great A1C and taking prenatal vitamins, is there anything else I should be doing to prep...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A diabetic patient like you should have preconception counseling regarding your sugar levels, HbA1c as for conception you need to have your HbA1c below 48 mmol/mol or 6.1 %. Even HbA1C level above 86 mmol/mol or 10 % is strongly against pregnancy. So, try to avoid it...  Read Full »

I am planning for a baby. Kindly guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am planning for a baby. I need suggestion on that like counseling. I have only acidity problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly let me know how we can help you. Do furnish your age and your spouse age and also married life. Do you and your partner have any medical illness and also any history of abortions before?   Read Full »

My wife is 35.5 weeks pregnant and has deranged LFT results. Is there any threat to the fetus or the mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 35.5 weeks pregnant. I am uploading two consecutive LFT reports with a gap of nine days. Kindly suggest food alternatives for reducing ALP, bilirubin, SGOT, and SGPT. She is taking iron supplements, calcium, and Udiliv 300 twice daily. Is there any threat to the fetus and mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your history and attached laboratory investigations (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is common to have deranged LFTs (liver function tests) during pregnancy. Most of the time, it is related to pregnancy, called pregnancy-rela...  Read Full »

I just found out I am pregnant. Is there any risk of malformation from Minoxidil?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 year old female who is overweight. I have been using Minoxidil 5 % topical solution for alopecia areata on the scalp. I just found out my urine pregnancy test is positive. Now I have stopped using it. I might be in the early weeks of pregnancy. Should I be worried about the fetus? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Truly speaking, there is no much data available on this. So, it is not possible to say convincingly anything. It basically falls in category C meaning, no human studies are available but animal studies have shown some adverse effects. This is for oral consumption and...  Read Full »

Is labor induction necessary or can we wait for few days?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 29 years, 4 ft and 11 inches. She is now 39 weeks pregnant and her weight is 56.8 kg. I am attaching today's scan report. The doctor said her AFI is 8.2 (low) and fetal weight is 3 kg which is a little high for her. So, the doctor is suggesting induction labor. My question i...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The due date keeps changing, but the EDD (estimated due date) given at early pregnancy is only to be followed. So, according to which your due date is 17th only. Yes, accor...  Read Full »

What medicine can lower blood pressure during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old female with a height of 5 feet 3 inches and a weight of 65 pounds. This is my first pregnancy. All test reports are normal until now but my BP is 140/90. Is it very high? I am too much tensed. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Umamaheshwari Mrutyunjaya Nilange

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fourteen weeks of pregnancy and your blood pressure is 140/90. You need to monitor your blood pressure every six hours with your gynaecologist who will judge whether it is really raised or just a chance of finding. Accordingly, he will prescribe you medicines. I sugg...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and have extremely low blood pressure. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and pregnant. I have been having serious issues with syncope. My blood pressure has been so low it scared my cardiologist. I got an echocardiogram, and it showed I had two mildly thickened valves and a dilated atrium. I am worried that this could affect me during labo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cardiac ultrasound is within the normal range. Those findings (left atrium mild dilation and aortic valve leaflets thickening) do not have any clinical significance. Low blood pressure could be related to pregnancy or proteinuria. For this reason, I recommend pe...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive and want to know the medications and diet I should follow. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to have a baby and trying to conceive. So I would like to know what medicines I can take and the diet plan I should follow. I recently took an ultrasound and have attached the reports for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. Yes, your ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is normal, and there is nothing to be concerned about. 1. In medicines, just a single tablet is to be taken, tablet Folic acid 5 mg once daily. This is started at lea...  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 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 adju...  Read Full »

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