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Dr. Patel Rahim

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Gynaecologist, Pune

9 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Patel Rahim is a popular Gynaecologist in Anandnagar, Pune. He has had many happy patients in his 9 years of journey as a Gynaecologist. He is a MBBS . You can meet Dr. Patel Rahim personally at Akanksha Infertility Clinic (Kaival Hospital) in Anandnagar, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Patel Rahim on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am 29 years old female last year diagnosed with endometrioma in both ovaries (5 cm and 3.5 cm).Recently I got my other test done reports are (Day 2 of cycle) Fsh: 5.5 Lh: 5.3 Tsh: 1.96 Amh: 6.8 prolactin serum: 8.5 My Amh levels are bit high now I want to know do I suffer from pcos along with endometriosis or these amh levels are fine. Now I want to start my family what are my chances of conception? Should I go for laparoscopy?

MD, MBBS, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
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I am 29 years old female last year diagnosed with endometrioma in both ovaries (5 cm and 3.5 cm).Recently I got my...
You need to see a fertility specialist. Ideally if you have regular periods and have had 1 years of active married life, You need to see a fertility expert and one lapro is a good option as the uterus and tubes can also be checked and you can get rid of both the cysts. If the cysts are endometriotic on laparoscopy you have to remember that they can come again and so --with some help try to concieve as soon as possible after the surgery.
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Mera wife pregnant h.y dusra mhina h.ek to use kuch b khane ka mn ni krta. And mooh ka taste b alg rhta h.is that normal.

MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Mera wife pregnant h.y dusra mhina h.ek to use kuch b khane ka mn ni krta. And mooh ka taste b alg rhta h.is that nor...
Congratulation to both of you. Its absolutely normal for your wife to feel this way. Do not worry. She can have potato and rice because they usually are digested. Ask her to avoid spicy and oily food. Take small frequent meals even if she does not feel like eating and not to stay empty stomach for long.
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My girl child do not have anal opening. She is two week old. Expulsion of feces is taking place from vagina. Please help doctors and request you to tell me the best advice for now.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi lybrate-user you need to consult to a pediatric surgeon. She will need a surgery. That is the only solution.
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Erection not happening from last 10 days .need to have immediate solution on this as we are planning for baby.

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Sexologist, Faridabad
Erection not happening from last 10 days .need to have immediate solution on this as we are planning for baby.
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I am suffering from irregular period since 3 years and doctors had pit me on 21 days contraceptives for that. Its been 3 months that I haven't got periods as I have stopped taking medicine. I am really frustrated and seriously worried for my health what should I do? And becoz of this prob I hav put on a lot of weight. Please help me out.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
I am suffering from irregular period since 3 years and doctors had pit me on 21 days contraceptives for that. Its bee...
take sepia 200 one dose puls 30 one dos per dy for wk kali br 12c one dos a day for 10 days aur mur na. 12c sam abov apis 12c sam abov conium 3c 3tims aday for 5 days diet for u cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts • greens, including red leaf lettuce and arugula • green and red peppers • beans and lentils • almonds • berries • sweet potatoes • winter squash • pumpkin inform me progres
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Sir I want to know that, When a girl pregnant then which food & medicine are the best?

Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Sir I want to know that, When a girl pregnant then which food & medicine are the best?
Hi lybrate user, if every thing is normal then in first 3 months tab folic acid, from 4th month iron and calcium tables are enough, you should take protein rich diet like milk, paneer, soya, all pulses, if you take non veg then chicken n fish is good. You can add nuts like almonds, walnuts n pista.
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I am 27years old. L found a lump in my breast last July, and took medicines for 6months, then it subsided for 2 months. Now it has reappeared again. I did mammography. The result is same as 8months ago. What should I do now?

PHD, MD
Ayurveda, Udupi
If it is harmless lump then you can start safe-herbal medicne tab kanchanara guggulu 1-1-1 for 3months to reduce the size. Reduce milk, milk products, sweets, pottato like underground vegetables.
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I am 26 years old. I had period date on 8 th may. 2nd may me and my husband got closed but we dint do intercourse. I missed my period. I did preg test. It shows negative. So I took regegestrone 5 mg. Today is the last day of taking medicine. Could you please advice what I can do if I miss my period again.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Ludhiana
You have to wait for 7-10 days after the last dose of regestrone for the withdrawal bleeding to occure, wait till then & watch for period and discuss with me if needed.
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I have periods only for two days at third day it stops. Is it a problem or can create any problem in my married life.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I have periods only for two days at third day it stops. Is it a problem or can create any problem in my married life.
Hello- it is normal if the flow is proper on the first two days. Unlike the modern concepts, ayurveda suggests that three days bleeding during menses is normal.
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My friend have pcod. Weight 70 height 163. One doctor told her that she should reduce 10 kg within a month. Is it possible to reduce 10kg within a month. If yes, how can she reduce it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Frankly it's not possible to reduce 10 kg with in a month but can reduce a little bit and keep on reducing it within eight months
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Sir I had sex during my last day of periods Date 20 january. And till I doesn't get my periods can I pregnent if yes so please tell.Me the abortion tablet for one.Month baby in my uterus?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
If you had intercourse during your periods, pregnancy is unlikely. However, check with a home urine pregnancy test.

Sex During Menses - 4 Things You Wanna Know!

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Sex During Menses - 4 Things You Wanna Know!

The first question that comes to your mind when you think about intercourse during periods is “is it really safe?” The second thought that crosses your mind is whether it is something that you really should be doing?
Doctors have given a thumbs-up to sex during periods. If both of you are comfortable with it, then go ahead with it. If stained sheets are your main concern, you can always put a towel down and get on with it.

The other things you might want to know about sex during periods

  1. You can still get pregnant: It is a common misconception that if you are on your periods, you cannot get pregnant. This is a myth. While the chance of that happening is grim, it is always better to be on the safer side and ensure you take proper protection.
  2. It can be more pleasurable: While some may get awkward about the nitty-gritties, for some it can be immensely pleasurable. This is because the estrogen levels in the body drop on the first day, whereas, it starts shooting up by the 2nd day and that enhances your libido and your pleasurability may also increase. You will be more receptive to the touch and sensation.
  3. How to make it less messy: If mess is the main concern, then you can minimise your pain and maximise your gain by using female condoms or menstrual cups to minimise the flow of blood. Other things you can do is have your man wear a condom or doing it towards the end of the period when the flow is comparatively lesser. Other things you can try are positions that involve you on your back and your pelvic prepped up (read missionary). Defying gravity!
  4. Other options: So what if, your vagina will not be getting any action? We are lucky to have multiple pleasure spots. You can always wear a tampon to block the flow of blood and have your partner work on your clitoris. Hallelujah!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Meri pregnancy 1 month se kmm thi mene prega news se tst kiya tha. Mene abortion krne wali 2pills ek sath kha li thi .period ho gye the lekin nxt day prega news ne tst positive aya. Kya ye normal hai ya mujhe Dr. Se milna chahiye Kya kru Period abhi ho rhe hai 4 din phle pills khayi thi mene please suggest me Thank you.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Meri pregnancy 1 month se kmm thi mene prega news se tst kiya tha. Mene abortion krne wali 2pills ek sath kha li thi ...
Dear karamjit in all probabilities the pills you have taken did not work. The best thing you can do is show a doctor as there will be chances of bleeding and infection if abortion is not complete. Get a proper gynaecologist 's consultation so that you are not harmed in any way.
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I am 48 years women, recently from last one week milk again started from nipple, any problem or usual.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 48 years women, recently from last one week milk again started from nipple, any problem or usual.
Hello, You are likely to be suffering from hyperprolactinemia and hence get your serum prolactin levels checked.
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how it happens due to hormonal, why fibroid is actually increased only in pregnancy only? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
how it happens due to hormonal, why fibroid is actually increased only in pregnancy only? Please help me.
No fibroid doesn't increase in size in pregnancy. It is estrogen dependent where as pregnancy is a progestognenic state. Regards.
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I M 39 years old. Two hours ago I took festone kit last dose. I was expecting bleeding but I started shivering and got fever of 100. What should I do.

MBBS, Certified IVF Specialist, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
IVF Specialist, Chennai
Hi, Self medication is always risky in these issues. Please rush to a gyneacologist right away and get yourself treated to avoid complications of a septic abortion.
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Myth And Facts About Homoeopathy

BHMS, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Homeopath, Lucknow
Myth And Facts About Homoeopathy

Myth : Homeopathy establishes “Magic Cure” – it is just an unproven method of treatment.
Fact : Homeopathy is a method of treatment based on laws and principles drawn from sound logic and experimental data. Its exact scientific basis still remains unproven but the clinical and experimental data prove its efficacy.

Myth : Homeopathic medicines are placebo and have no medicinal action.
Fact : This issue is the most popular myth regarding homeopathy. An occasional burp of it has become a routine affair. It is true that the sugar pills given are inert and do not have medicinal power but they are just vehicles or carrier of homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines can be given dissolved in water or in sugar pills but still they establish cure. It is the resultant cure which shows the medicine has acted and was not just a placebo. The scientific study of efficacy of homeopathic cures throughout the world cannot be merely from placebo effect.

Myth : Homeopathy is only suited to chronic cases or terminal cases.
Fact : It is a common notion that homeopathy is the choice for treating chronic cases or those patients who are not relieved or do not go well along with allopathic drugs. Most of the patients have attained this knowledge through their contacts or maybe some unlucky ordeal. It may be true in some cases but not always. The rightful act for attaining complete relief is to approach homeopathy before it is too late. If you are delaying a visit to doctor or health professional then it is another story but if you are delaying because you have to visit a homeopath then it is health negligence on your part. Most commonly the time of visit depends on your complaint; it can be summed up as:

In Acute cases:  Acute diseases are those diseases which have sudden origin and the intensity of discomfort is high. In such cases people generally take conventional medicine thinking, Homeopathy is slow acting and is not worth trying in acute cases. But the truth is that, homeopathy is also effective in acute cases if the choice of similimum is proper. In Surgical cases: The scope of homeopathy is limited in surgical cases; in some cases homeopathic medicines prevent surgeries while in some the patient needs to be referred to surgical OPDS (Out Patients Department) for the needful. It all depends on your health state and the disease condition when you consult the homeopathic physician.

In Chronic cases:  Chronic diseases are those cases which have insidious origin, long duration with less to moderate discomfort. Homeopathy has now and again proved its efficacy in these cases.

In Terminal cases:  These cases include those cases which have been diagnosed as beyond the range of complete cure. In such cases homeopathy can help to reduce the suffering and also improve the quality of life.

If you are not sure of your disease better visit the physician and let him decide for you. Better safe than sorry.
Thus we see that the common myth that homeopathy is limited to some diseases is not true. Every science has limitations; no science is complete in itself, so why blame homeopathy alone? The best way to get maximum results is to approach homeopathy when you are still within the curable zone.

Myth : Homeopathy works slow.
Fact : This is the most popular myth about homeopathy but it is not true in all the cases. In fact, if the choice of similimum is proper the patient would show immediate signs of improvement. In acute diseases the response time is within minutes while in chronic diseases it can extend to days; it all depends on your disease state and the duration of action of the remedy. Your homeopathic physician would inform you about the signs of improvement that you can notice for yourselves. So you can find it for yourself that in most cases homeopathy can work faster, providing quicker relief than the other systems of medicine.

Myth : Excessive medicine effects fast.
Fact : Sometimes people summarize this rule owing to their experiences with conventional medicine; but this does not hold true in the case of Homeopathy. Law of Minimum Doses is one of the cardinal principles of Homeopathy – homeopathic medicines are given in qualitative doses i.e. in potencies and not quantitatively. A single dose of the similimum be it of poppy sized globule can work wonders for you. If you are taking more than you are prescribed, you are hindering your cure.

Myth : Homeopathic medicines do not have side effects.
Fact : It’s a well known fact that anything taken in excess is bound to be harmful. So why won’t homeopathic medicines cause harmful effects if you take them in excess due to negligence or thinking them to be placebo. (For the latter you can consult homeopathic physician to give you an insight into which medicine would show immediate response to enlighten you.) Moreover, homeopathic medicines act on the dynamic plane. So you may not be able to see the immediate after effects but it will become evident sooner or later. So it is best not to take the medicine unless needed or prescribed.

Myth : A good medicine must have expiry date on it.
Fact : Homeopathic medicines do have an expiry date; it would not be fruitful if you intend to pass the medicine phials through generations. Homeopathic medicines have a certain amount of alcohol mixed in them to preserve them; once it evaporates your medicines are of no use. For better results it is advised to store your medicines in dark colored bottles away from sunlight – it just helps them to last longer (read not forever).

Myth : People taking homeopathic medicines should not take onions, garlic, tobacco, etc.
Fact : As we have found now and then that most things we use in our food have power to affect our health, it all depends on how we utilize them. Since Homeopathic medicines act on the dynamic plane and affect us even through minimum doses, it becomes very essential not to interfere with the medicinal action. Taking food stuffs like onions, garlic, camphor, herbs in our diet only adds extra medicines to the prescribed ones preventing its proper action and thus affecting cure. But the modern culinary trend involves the use of spices to such an extent that it is difficult to completely avoid it. So one can go for using them in moderate amount and with brief interlude. As for spirituous liquors and tobacco, avoiding them is always good.

Myth : Bitter medicines effect faster and more.
Fact : There is no scientific fact to this – a medicine has its power in its constituent and not its taste. And if you believe it then sure you must know that most homeopathic remedies are bitter so they are given in medium of sugar globules to soothe your tongue; for Homeopathy acts gently.

Myth : Every symptom or complaint has different medicine.
Fact : It is not always true, for homeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not his individual sicknesses or complaints. So the choice of medicine is always one which belongs to patient as a whole. It may be possible that a new symptom may be so important that it changes the choice of medicine but it may not happen always. You may go by what your physician advises for he knows better when to change the prescription and when not to. On your part you can only tell him as much as you know about your disease.

Myth : Homeopathy acts by “aggravating” the complaints.
Fact : Homeopathic medicines are always prescribed such that the power or potency of drug should be just higher than the power of disease. Then only the medicine establishes cure. The medicine is perfect for your case only if it produces a slight aggravation of your present symptoms i.e. slight intensification of your complaints. But it is slight enough to provide minimum discomfort. That is, homeopathic medicines do produce a slight aggravation but it is for your own benefit as this slight aggravation is a sure sign that your medicine is perfectly chosen and will cure you. But do care to inform your physician about this aggravation if you find it discomforting. DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICINE BY YOUR FREE WILL in such cases as you will again hamper the curative action of similimum.

Myth : Homeopathy is about psychological healing.
Fact : People sometimes feel that homeopathy is about psychological healing. We don’t deny it altogether, as what cure you can do if you let the patient bottle up his grievances and sorrows. We do admit that sometimes when the patient is suffering from suppressed emotions and only talking-it-out can do him some good that is the only way out (even the psychiatrics would approve it). In such cases homeopathic case-taking and counseling acts as “catharsis” and relieves the patient, but it is not always. The thorough case taking is for choosing the right medicine to cure the patient. It may be that talking-out provides momentary relief but it is only the medicine which establishes cure and not the case taking.

Myth : Homeopath asks many personal questions without any relevancy with the disease, only to confuse the patient.
Fact : Homeopath cures the patient as a whole and not just his complaints. To understand a patient as a whole requires knowing him as a person that includes apart from his complaints his likes, dislikes, his habits, his behavior, his response to certain situations etc. To know him better sometimes the physician can ask some personal questions – it can be about his bowel habits, his sexual life, sleeping pattern, his dreams, his past and present emotional setbacks etc. these are not to confuse or irritate the patient; they are just to know him better. This knowledge would help the physician in the choice of right medicine which would provide speedy recovery to the patient. So you can just relax and answer truthfully what your physician asks – it is only for your own benefit (off course you can excuse yourself if it becomes overbearing).

Myth : If my spouse/friend/relative suffers from the same complaint as I have- the same medicine will benefit all of us. That is I can give them the same medicine.
Fact : This is one of the most common myths in homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of Individualisation which tailoring the remedy according to individuals need. It means every individual is different from others in some way; be it his stature, talking, choices, behavior, or his susceptibility to diseases. Even the fraternal twins are different from each other in one way or the other; so how can same medicine be given to two different people even if they have the same complaint. Homeopathic medicines are always prescribed for the complete package that is the individual so naturally the medicine will change for different persons.

Myth : If I am going to a homeopath for some complaint, it is not necessary to tell him about the other medicines I am taking from other doctors.
Fact : This is not true; in any pathy i.e medicine (allopathy, Ayurveda, siddha, homeopathy etc.) you have to inform the physician what other complaints you have and what medications you are on. Especially in homeopathy where the choice of medicine would change with your case; let’s understand it like if the individual data changes the resultant choice changes. So be open with him about your complaints and choice of treatment. It may even be possible that you can have medicine for all your complaints from the homeopath himself and you won’t have to go to other doctors.

Myth : If I want to take homeopathic medicines for some chronic complaint I can not take any other medications especially allopathic medicines alongwith.
Fact : Ideally it should not be taken; but most of the chronic cases coming for homeopathic treatment are already taking allopathic medicines. If they resort to homeopathy it is better to wait for betterment to start from homeopathic medicines then gradually taper the allopathic medication. It causes some discomfort as your body takes time to adjust once you switch medicines, so it is better to remain in close contact with your homeopathic physician.

She is suffering from irregular periods since her periods started initially when she was 13. She suffered from excessive blood flow. Please suggest.

MD - Alternate Medicine, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Delhi
She is suffering from irregular periods since her periods started initially when she was 13. She suffered from excess...
Administer Pulsatilla 30. 4 times a day 1-2 drops in 1/4 cup lukewarm water till next cycle. If you wish for further advice you may contact me on my online private messenger.
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I want to ask question from you if I will pregnant so which type precautions I took and How much drink mothersmilk.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I want to ask question from you if I will pregnant so which type precautions I took and How much drink mothersmilk.
Exercise/yoga during pregnancy exercise 1: walking is a safe exercise but wear non-slippery shoes with padded soles. 1. Exercise 2: do some'light' exercises as that will help your body and mind. Avoid postures that involve heavy use of abdominal muscles and backward bend. Exercise strengthens your abdominal and pelvic muscles which promotes an easy delivery. 2. While exercising, change your position slowly to avoid sudden jerks. Do not exercise if you are not feeling well or feel any pain. 3. Light yoga, meditation and breathing exercises like pranayam help immensely 4. Consult your doctor before you start exercising and especially if you have diabetes, heart disease or asthma. Folic acid during pregnancy 1. Folic acid vitamin is highly recommended as it reduces risk of brain/spinal cord defects. 2. Also helps in blood and protein production. It also helps in development of nervous system. 3. Extremely beneficial during early weeks of pregnancy- especially first three months. 4. Green leafy vegetables, peas, beans, nuts, orange juice, strawberry, banana, nuts, pulses. 5. Recommended dose of folic acid is about 0.4 mg (400 microgram) every day until you are 12 weeks pregnant. Essential vitamins during pregnancy: 1. Vitamin a: essential during 2nd trimester (4th to 6th months of pregnancy). Do not take supplements containing more than 3000 iu of vitamin a. Sources of vitamin a: (a) vegetables: carrot (gajar), potato (aaloo), tomato (tamaatar), cabbage (patta gobhi). (b) fruits: mango (aam), banana (kela), guava (amrood), papaya (papita). (c) food: whole wheat products, peanuts, yogurt (dahi), milk, butter and cheese. 2. Vitamin b6: especially essential during 2nd trimester (4th to 6th months of pregnancy). Sources (a) vegetables: carrot (gajar), peas (matar), potato (aaloo), spinach (palak), cabbage (patta gobhi), green leafy vegetables. (b) fruits: banana (kela), dry fruits/nuts, apricot (khubani), apple. (c) food: eggs, fish, beans, whole grains, milk, whole wheat bread and pulses (daal). 3. Vitamin c: especially essential during 2nd trimester (4th to 6th months of pregnancy). Sources of vitamin c: (a) vegetables: broccoli (hari phoolgobhi), cucumber, tomato, spinach (palak), lemon (nimbu), onion (pyaaz), peas (matar), green vegetables. (b) fruits: orange (santra), pineapple, mango, apple, grapes, banana, kiwi, lychee, papaya (papita), peach (adau), pear, plum (aloo bukhara), strawberry, lime juice. 4. Vitamin d:). Especially essential during 2nd trimester (4th to 6th months of pregnancy). Sources of vitamin d: (a) vegetables: sweet potato (shakkar kandi). One may take'cod liver oil' capsules or vit-d supplements. (b) food: fish, milk, soyabean powder, yogurt (dahi), butter, egg yolk (yellow portion of egg) and direct sunlight. 5. Vitamin b12 especially essential during 2nd and 3rd trimesters (4th to 9th months of pregnancy sources of vitamin b12: (a) vegetables: none. (b) fruits: none. (c) food: eggs, brown rice, fish, yogurt (dahi), milk and milk products like cheese, cow and soy milk food and essential minerals during pregnancy--------- 1. Many woman feel that they need to eat for two as they are carrying a baby inside. This should not be the case and usually leads to weight gain after baby is delivered. You only need to increase your intake of iron, calcium, folic acid and essential vitamins. Avoid spicy and deep fried food. 2. Pregnancy is not the time for dieting as the pregnant mother and the baby may not get enough nutrients. 3. Emphasis should not be on over-feeding, but on having nutritious food. A normal woman needs about 1600-2200 calories a day and experts recommend not more than 300 calories extra for pregnant women. Special precautions from 4th month of pregnancy: 1. Proteins: especially essential during 3rd trimester (7th to 9th months of pregnancy). For growth, repair of muscle, skin, hair and body tissues. Protein deficiency leads to low immunity, hairfall, feeling of tiredness. Proteins are not stored in our body as any excess protein is converted to energy or fat. (a) major protein sources: egg white (white portion), milk, soybeans/soymilk, fish, cheese, tofu. (b) other protein sources: beans with wheat, nuts, curd, yogurt (dahi) 2. Carbohydrates our main source of energy. Stored in liver and muscles. Carbohydrates are used the most by our body duringexercise. Hence, it is important during pregnancy to consume a diet rich in carbohydrates. (a) instant/rapid carbohydrates energy sources: banana, milk, sweets, sugarcane juice. (b) slow carbohydrates energy sources: beans, bread, cereals, potato, pulses, rice. 3. Iron: especially essential during 2nd trimester (4th to 6th months of pregnancy). Helps in production of haemoglobin and transportation of oxygen to blood cells. 1. Largest mineral found in our blood which also helps in producing energy. 2. If taking iron and vitamin c supplements, do not take them at the same time but after a gap of about 3 hours. Taking vitamin c tablet helps in absorbing iron. Sources of iron: 1. Vegetables: spinach, dark green leafy vegetables, lentils (daal). 2. Fruits: avocados (makhanphal), peach (adau), pear (nashpati), pumpkin (kaddu), raisin (kishmish), pomegranate (anaar). 3. Food: eggs, fish, meat, cereals, almonds (badam), whole wheat bread, soybean. 4. Calcium 1. Helps form strong bones, teeth, healthy gums, muscle growth and prevents muscle cramps. 2. Taking a small dose an hour before bedtime helps achieve sound sleep. Sources of calcium: 1. Vegetables: cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, figs (anjeer), flax seeds (san beej). Food: eggs, milk, dairy products, yogurt (dahi), almonds (badam), soybeans/soymilk.
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