Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the period from the formation of an embryo in a female womb till childbirth. It is also called gestation period, and it usually lasts for 40 weeks from the last menstrual period. The symptoms of pregnancy include missed periods, nausea, vomiting, implantation bleeding, and breast tenderness.

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Can a temperate pool at 98 F affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I found out that I am pregnant, and the next day I went to a spa. Knowing that hot tub and sauna are not good for me, the lady at the spa told me to go to the temperate pool, which was 98 F. I went for five minutes, and now I am so scared. Did I do something wrong? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, sauna is to be avoided in pregnancy, but not ones with temperature as body temperature. The lady at the spa was wise. Make sure you take your antenatal vitamins throughout pregnancy. For more information consult a doctor soon.   Read Full »

I am three weeks pregnant and have abdominal pain and cramps. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I found out I am about three weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy, so I have no idea what is normal? I have lower abdominal pain, sort of like period cramps, but they more localized to the right side. Is this normal? ER stated they could not see anything on an ultrasound because...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right to be concerned. It can either be a normal pregnancy, or the pregnancy can be ectopic (in fallopian tubes) and thus should be further evaluated. Get a serum beta hCG levels done. It is a blood test that has to be done twice 48 hours apart. If the value ...  Read Full »

Is it true that cocaine can get attached to sperm and affect the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a question regarding Cocaine use. I have never used it before and did a few lines on a bachelor party. I clearly was not thinking and impregnated my wife within 24 to 48 hours of use. How concerning is this? I also had multiple drinks of alcohol.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sperms ejaculated are formed 3 to 5 days before the actual sex process. If you have never used them before and used it only a few hours before sex then there should be no problem of malformations in the baby. Neither is alcohol. I must emphasize though that as you m...  Read Full »

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