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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My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and taking Asmita. Can pregnancy be continued?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife had irregular periods. We consulted a gynecologist and she suggested starting Asmita tablet for 21 days and Oosure tablet for a month. We started medication from mid of last month. Now, ultrasound says that she is 8 weeks pregnant. My question is can she continue the pregna... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both the drugs Asmita 21 (combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol) and Oosure tablets (Myo-Inositol) have been advised to her presuming that she was a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and had concerns regarding ovulation. But, as Asmita are es... Read Full »
My AFI is 7 cm. Can labor be induced?
Query: Hello doctor, I have completed 38 weeks of pregnancy. My baby's heartbeat is 143, cephalic presentation. Myf AFI is 7 cm. Can I be induced for labor? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 38 weeks of pregnancy when the head is a cephalic presentation but not yet fixed in the pelvis and there are no decelerations or fetal distress on CTG monitoring and if you do not have any high-risk factor-like IHCP or gestational hypertension with pre-eclampsia the... Read Full »
Why did I miss two consecutive periods?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old. Five months back I missed my period and then got bleeding for two days in the following month. Now again for the past two months I did not get my periods. Sometimes, I feel tired. Am I pregnant? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to rule out pregnancy with a home urine pregnancy test first as you have missed your last two menses.If negative then you can opt for an ultrasound pelvis to check for endometrial thickness. If it is more than 9 mm then you may opt for a withdrawal bleed w... Read Full »
Can I take liquid Melatonin during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am suffering from insomnia and it is getting worse now. I used to take liquid Melatonin where each dropper was 1 mg and I never exceeded 5 mg a night, nor would I take 5 mg all together. I used to take 1 mg and wait for an hour then try again. Since I have been ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Melatonin is actually secreted by the placenta during pregnancy and one does not really require an extra dose of it. As you are in just 7th week of pregnancy there are chances that you may have sleeping troubles. You can take liquid Melatonin but not more t... Read Full »
Is Tranlok-E safe to take during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I have checked my pregnancy test on the 8th of this month and my last LMP was on the 5th of last month. I have consulted the doctor, he confirmed my pregnancy and prescribed me capsule Gestafine 200 (Progesterone soft gelatin 200) one capsule per day for 15 d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query completely here. Tranlok-E (combination of Tranexamic acid and Ethamsylate) is an antifibrinolytic. They prevent the blood clot from breaking and hence helps in controlling bleeding. There are insufficient data regarding the safety of Tra... Read Full »
Does elevated hCG levels of my wife signify a healthy pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 25 years old and she has PCOD. We are trying to conceive for 2 years. We had done an IUI which failed. We did IVF, but it ended with a chemical pregnancy. Last month, our doctor did Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). He transferred 2 embryos on that day. We got a positive result... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal hCG levels in a singleton pregnancy as follows: At 4-5 weeks the HCG level ranges between 200-7000.At 5-6 weeks the HCG level ranges between 200-32,000.At 6-8 weeks the HCG level ranges between 4,000-150,000.In a twin pregnancy, the levels are 30% higher tha... Read Full »
I want to know which practitioner to see for prenatal care and childbirth. Kindly suggest.
Query: Hi doctor,How does one know which practitioner to see for prenatal care and childbirth? Should we prefer a home or a hospital setting? Why do the majority of women choose doctors? Home births are gradually increasing. Why is it not expanding more quickly? Dispel the myth that home births are dangero... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The woman deciding to choose a practitioner, and ideally, a qualified gynecologist and obstetrician, is always a good choice because the main concern here is safety during delivery. However, most deliveries are normal and can be performed ... Read Full »
My wife got chickenpox during pregnancy. What are the risks?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 7 months pregnant. We found red rashes on her body two days back. Today, two blisters were found. We met the doctor and she said it was chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicillin an... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances are good that your baby would be fine. If you get chickenpox during the first or second trimester, then there is a slight risk (less than 2 percent) that your baby could get congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest if you are infected between week... Read Full »
Can I eat papaya while I am pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, I know papaya should not be eaten during pregnancy, but I have seen some influencers eating fully ripe papayas while pregnant and still have a healthy baby. While I searched in internet sources, papayas are contraindicated during pregnancy. I am confused. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. In early pregnancy, it is avoided because of the presence of papain in the innermost layer of the papaya and the seeds. However, the ripe yellow part can be consumed in the late second and third trimesters if she wants. ... Read Full »
Is it safe for me to take Oxycodone in the thirtieth week of my pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 30 weeks pregnant. I am scheduled to get my wisdom tooth extracted in a few days. My obstetrician gave my dentist the approval to prescribe analgesics for pain. But, I am worried since I have not taken anything for the pain my entire pregnancy besides Tylenol for headach... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fear of congenital anomalies in the baby lasts till the 14th week of gestation, that is, till the organs are formed. Now that you are at the 30th week, where organs are well formed, Oxycodone may be used for pain-relief, for less than a week. It will not have any e... Read Full »