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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Is there any possibility of avoiding terminating a pregnancy when I have a rubella infection at 18 weeks of gestation?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 weeks pregnant. When I was 16 weeks and 5 days pregnant, a few red rashes appeared on my face and I felt a little sick. On the next day, it spread to my hands and the upper part of the body along with a minor fever. So, I went to my gynecologist who referred me to a physician. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most of the rubella infections acquired before 16 weeks of pregnancy, results in severe malformations in the baby which may not be detected immediately by a level three ultrasound scan because the virus takes time to start affecting the various developing organs. If s...  Read Full »

How does ureaplasma affect pregnancy and baby?

Query: Hello doctor, How ureaplasma affects pregnancy and baby? We have not done IVF yet. I am worried as my surrogate did her check-up and was tested positive. She has been prescribed some medication. I am not sure whether it will affect pregnancy and my child even after she takes the medicine. Will this...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Ureaplasma is a very common bacteria found in the urinary tracts of adults. In high levels, it can cause urinary tract infection or genital tract infection. One of the ways to acquire this infection is by sexual intercourse. Untreated urea...  Read Full »

Is it possible for cystic hygroma to disappear in pregnancy within two weeks of diagnosis?

Query: Hi doctor,My ultrasound taken at ten weeks of pregnancy confirmed 3.5 mm of cystic hygroma. But my ultrasound taken at 12 weeks confirmed cystic hygroma resolved with NT of 1.4 mm (at 12 weeks). My NIPT test screening results showed low risk (attached). It showed that there is a low risk of having t...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Here are the answers to your questions.1) It is usually associated with down syndrome, and it may reappear.2) There is no need to worry about it because hygroma ...  Read Full »

Why do I suddenly have nausea at 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am carrying now currently on the 28th week. I have nausea. I never had nausea previously. But now, I got it suddenly two days back. Is it normal? What should I do to avoid this nausea? I am Rh-negative and I am advised to take an injection one before delivery and after delivery. In which...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This could be because of hormonal changes occurring during pregnancy. It is quite normal and there is nothing to worry about. Please take antiemetics and also get checked once by your gynaecologist. However, if you have a doubt then get back to me. Take care.  Read Full »

Will there be any complications in the second pregnancy of a hepatitis-B-positive mother?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has hepatitis B. She does not have any complications, but she always feels tired. She has already given birth once, and now she is pregnant again after two years. How many times can she get pregnant? Is there any risk involved in this pregnancy? Her doctor told that there is no ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The best thing you can do is to check the viral load now. And according to the report, there will be a high or low risk of transfer. In the case of low risk, it is same as the first pregnancy. She can continue the pregnancy, but the baby should receive an immediate in...  Read Full »

Will there be bleeding due to implantation after the transfer of frozen embryo?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a frozen embryo transfer on the eleventh of this month of a genetically tested 5AA embryo. I got my first positive pregnancy test on the sixteenth of this month. Yesterday, I had red blood when I wiped it for a few hours. Today I had more blood when I wiped. I am on Estrogen and P...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have been offered a frozen embryo transfer on the eleventh of this month, and the test is positive after five days, then the present bleed is likely to be an implantation bleed. However, the color of the blood is an important indicator of implantation. Also im...  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 »

I have chest pain at 25 weeks of pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs approximately 150 lbs, and I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. I went to the ER two days ago due to severe chest pains. They did an EKG, which they said came back slightly abnormal, but they did not explain. They hooked me up to all kinds o...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand what you are going through. During the course of pregnancy, it is normal to have various changes in different systems of the body, especially the cardiovascular system. You are having tachycardia, which is very common alongside hypertension during pregnanc...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy with a racing heart rate at 12 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old. It is my very first pregnancy, and I am about 12 weeks pregnant. I have been experiencing extreme dizzy spells, rapid heart rate, and the chills. I will be completely fine, and suddenly, I feel dizzy with racing heart rate. My face gets cold, and I will take slow breath...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me start on a reassuring note that you and your baby are fine. For the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy, there is no placenta (the connection between mother and baby). The embryo is just lying deep within the layers of the uterus. At 12 weeks, the first trophob...  Read Full »

Can unprotected sex during the ovulation period cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two months, I have 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 got my period. I took a test this morning, and it was negative. I do not have any p...  Read Full »

Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most home pregnancy tests are reliable. Most tests have an accuracy of over 99%. 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 you took the test too early. Even if your period is ...  Read Full »

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