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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Is it good to take Ovasafe and Duphaston while planning for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and got married a year ago. I had a problem with water bubbles formed up in my uterus and causing irregular periods. I used Folvite and Cystelia 35 for three months. Now, the doctor has given the following tablets and informed that I could get pregnant if I use those...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These medications are very safe. I suggest you Folic acid supplements, as it has to be taken three months before planning to for pregnancy. You can discontinue Ovasafe and Duphaston till you want to plan for pregnancy. But, you can continue Folic acid supplements. Even if...  Read Full »

Can X-ray show pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 24 years old and her period was regular of 30 days. Before two months, we had intercourse after seven days of her periods. She had her period after some 15 days. It was normal for the first two days, but after that it was very heavy. She had abdominal cramps for approximately a...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Without doing a urine pregnancy test it is very difficult for me to tell whether she is pregnant or not. Moreover, early pregnancy cannot be detected in x-ray. You will have to do a urine pregnancy test at home first. She need not go anywhere for this test. Just co...  Read Full »

What are the complications of twin pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is 3 months pregnant. Three days ago, during her antenatal scan, we came to know that it is a monozygotic twin pregnancy. We have a few questions. How to know that it is not a conjoined twin? I have attached the scan reports. Please let us know whether the growth is fine....  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, my hearty congratulations for twin pregnancy. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly fine. There are no signs of conjoined twins. NT (nuchal translucency) is normal and both nasal bones are seen. He...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a way to stop Heroin safely during pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, My niece is pregnant and taking Subutex. She just confided to me that she has also been using Heroin, along with Subutex for the last one month. She is afraid to ask her primary care doctor for advice. Her doctor told us in the beginning that it is more harmful to the fetus if the mother ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please ask her to stop taking Heroin over a due course of time by tapering the dose. Tapering the dose gives her minimum side effects, easy to withdraw, cope up with symptoms and less harm to the baby, rather than suddenly withdrawing Heroin, which may increase withdrawal...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me how to calculate the days of pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 weeks 2 days pregnant. My friend told me that I am supposed to add two weeks to those 18 weeks while counting. Is that true? Can I get pregnant if I had sex during period? My period was on the 28th and I had sex on the 5th. That time, my period was on, but not heavy. Could I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no chance that you get pregnant when you are in period. The reason being there is no ovum (egg) for fertilization. If you had your period on 28th and you had intercourse on the 5th, then there is no chance that you would have got your pregnant in said frame of ti...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy through rubbing the penis on the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner without any penetration. I rubbed my penis over her vagina. I might have a little semen present in it. She usually has a periods cycle of 33 to 35 days. But her periods got delayed this month. Is she pregnant? Why is there a delay in her periods? Is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just touching or rubbing will not cause pregnancy. So relax and do not worry. The delay occurs due to hormonal changes. It happens due to stress and strain.  Read Full »

I am suggested to have Aspirin after seeing my uterine arterial PI in ultrasound. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old. I had IVF frozen embryo transfer due to my husband having a reciprocal balanced translocation. The embryo was tested genetically to ensure it was not unbalanced before transfer. I had a 13 weeks and one-day ultrasound that showed uterine arterial PI in the right ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since your uterine artery is showing some changes, Aspirin is started prophylactically, and there is nothing to worry about. Usually, it will settle down as the baby grows. Often ultrasound is accurate up to 80 to 90 %. Fetal growth restriction is quiet unlikely, as ...  Read Full »

Which is the best time of the month to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,Kindly clear me these doubts. 1. How does exercise help mental health?2. Which is the best time of the month to get pregnant? 3. Give some tips for trying to conceive a boy (or girl), any truth to old wives tales?4. And tips for how soon a woman can take a pregnancy test.   Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From day 1 to 10 days of the period it is safe period, there is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation happening during this period. From day 12 to 24, it is a fertile period, and there are high chances of pregnancy. Conceiving a boy or girl depends on the c...  Read Full »

What are the consequences of water breaking at 31 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 weeks pregnant. I have a history of previous C-section. Now, the water broke out and I have been administered with steroids, Tocolytics and IV antibiotics.  Then, my MFM admitted me to the hospital. However, the doctor has not decided to perform C-section even with period l...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you had a preterm premature rupture, you have received steroids. It is always safe to wait for the action of the steroids. This will help the baby's lung maturity. You are in a hospital under proper supervision, so relax; there is nothing to worry about. They are the ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant. What precautions should I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my periods last month and I missed my periods of this month. My urine test shows a positive pregnancy result. How to know that when I got pregnant? How long it have been that is, how many days or weeks? What are the precautions should I take now? I am living in an area where I could...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the dates you have mentioned (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have conceived during the last week of the month, as it was the fertile period for you. And, you are almost 6 plus weeks pregnant now.Please get a scan for an early pregnancy t...  Read Full »

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