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Pregnancy Problems: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Pregnancy is the most auspicious moment in any woman’s life. In addition to all the excitements that a woman enjoys during her on-going pregnancy, she also faces quite a number of problems as well. Some of the common problems faced by most women during their pregnancy are constipation, nausea and vomiting, itchy nipples, sharp groin pain, leaking breasts, vulvar varicose veins, low amniotic fluid, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa, premature labour and birth, miscarriage, having unexplainable dreams, weakness, and others.

It must be kept in mind that pregnancy brings with it a host of physiological and hormonal changes to a woman’s body, and a number of these changes can cause various uncomfortable symptoms. However, the cases of pregnancy for every woman are unique. For most women the symptoms may be normal, whereas others may need medical assistance to cope up with them. It is advisable that women during her pregnancy should discuss about all these symptoms with her doctor, for better relief.

During pregnancy, it is important that a woman should have a healthy and balanced diet and it is advisable that the daily meals should be broken into at least six light meals instead of three heavy meals. In addition to this, she should make sure to drink plenty of water (at least eight to ten glasses per day), fresh fruit juices, tender coconut water, milkshakes and other health drinks as such. Enough sleep and trying out special yoga techniques for pregnant woman can provide much relaxation to such women who are undergoing pregnancy.

The health of a woman during pregnancy should be a prime concern, for giving birth to a healthy baby. It is advisable for a pregnant woman to avoid taking medicines without consulting her doctor because a few medicines can adversely harm the baby growing in her womb.

How is the treatment done?

It is important for a pregnant woman to maintain good health, in order to give birth to a healthy baby. During this time, various physiological and hormonal changes can cause a few uncomfortable symptoms. It is always advisable for pregnant women facing any such problem, to consult their doctor as soon as possible. The symptoms of a few problems like nausea, vomiting, indigestion, headache, leaking breasts, constipation and others are quite common and they do not require much medical help. On the other hand, a few serious problems like gestational diabetes, ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa, premature labour and birth, miscarriage and others require medical assistance as soon as possible. For this reason, it is recommended that a pregnant woman should discuss about her problem in detail with an experienced doctor.

Consumption of eight to nine glasses of water daily and taking nutrient rich health drinks like fresh fruit juices, tender coconut water, milkshakes and other health drinks can help to keep away problems like constipation, nausea, vomiting and others. They should take a healthy and balanced diet and it is advisable that the daily meals should be broken into at least six light meals instead of three heavy meals. This can help to avoid problems of indigestion.

Pregnant women also face a problem of having less sleep and weird dreams during their sleep. This is absolutely normal. The time of pregnancy is accompanied by lot of anxiety and worry about future and this can lead to weird dreams. For pregnant women who have less sleep at night, it is advisable for them to take short naps at any time during the day.

All women during their pregnancy should visit their doctors at regular intervals and make sure to discuss out in details if they face any problems during this period of pregnancy. In serious cases, medical treatment as well as surgery may be necessary.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Any woman who is undergoing her period of pregnancy and is facing such problems, are eligible for such treatment. It should be always remembered that medicines should be taken by a pregnant woman only after it is prescribed by her doctor. Taking strong doses of medicines without properly consulting a doctor can adversely affect the growing baby in her womb.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A woman, who is not pregnant and is not facing such problems due to pregnancy, is not eligible for such treatments. It is mandatory to consult a doctor (before the treatment) if a woman faces any kind of problem.

Are there any side effects?

During pregnancy, the health of both the pregnant woman as well as the baby is of prime importance. It is a constant process of about nine months and includes time to time visit to doctor, adjustment of lifestyle and physical changes. The common side effects include nausea, vomiting, frequent urge for urination, headache, weakness, swollen breasts, mood swings, food cravings, slight bleeding and others.

Moreover, it is important to avoid those drugs that can have serious side effects and can cause harm both to the mother as well as the growing baby in her womb. Some drugs like thalidomide and isotretinoin can have serious side-effects and can even lead to birth defects. A pregnant woman should also avoid smoking, drinking and using other abusive drugs in order to avoid complications in pregnancy. Some severe complications can even lead to miscarriage as well.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The period of pregnancy is a constant process for nine months involving regular visiting the doctor for check-ups, adjustment of lifestyle and physical changes. During this time, everal physiological and hormonal changes occur and this causes several problems to arise which are quite normal. The post treatment guidelines include living a healthy lifestyle, drinking plenty of water daily (about eight to nine glasses), having a balanced diet, having complete sleep everyday, avoiding intake of alcohol during pregnancy and avoiding the use of abusive drugs or smoking. Regular visit to the doctor is necessary in order to monitor the health of the growing baby as well as the mother. Such regular check-ups also help to figure out any complications that may occur in the near future. In case, a pregnant woman suffers from any serious problems due pregnancy then she should immediately consult her doctor in order to seek medical help. Taking of medicines apart from the prescribed ones can adversely affect the growing baby in the mother’s womb and this should be avoided.

How long does it take to recover?

The entire period of pregnancy involves a series of hormonal and physiological changes in a woman’s body. This leads to various problems during the period of pregnancy. Serious complications, if found to arise during this time, requires medical and/or surgical help under the supervision of an experienced doctor. However, the other minor problems are quite normal during the period of pregnancy and they heal once the gestation period comes to an end. Such minor problems which are found to occur can be minimised by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of treatment for pregnancy problems vary in different places in India. It also depends on the type of problem faced by the pregnant woman. Usually the price of treatment for such problems ranges from Rs. 650 to Rs. 6500 in India. However, the price for treatment is found to be slightly higher in the metropolitan cities in comparison to the treatment available in other small towns and cities of India.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The entire period of pregnancy is accompanied by a series of hormonal and physiological changes and this leads to a number of problems. The treatment of such problems can bring about temporary relief and they can be minimised by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. However, these problems are found heal once the period of pregnancy is over. It is always advisable to consult a doctor regarding all the symptoms that a woman goes through during her pregnancy in order to monitor the health of both the mother and the growing baby in her womb.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

In order to minimise the problems of pregnancy it is always recommended that the woman maintains a healthy lifestyle, daily balanced diet, drinks plenty of water and nutrient rich health drinks, gets good sleep throughout the day and others. The alternative treatments for such problems during pregnancy involve acupuncture, acupressure, vitamin B6 which can provide relief from the feeling of nausea; chiropractic manipulation and massage to provide relief from back pain. Yoga and other exercises have also been found to be a helpful relief from the problems that occur during the period of pregnancy.

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I am 23 years old. Normally on June month my period date is 19th June and in July month my period date is 18th July. So from which day after my period, my fertile days start and from which day it is mostly possible to conceive pregnancy.

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Hello Doctor, I'm 25 years old. I have pcod problem. 3 months pcod treatment taken. After pregnancy came, in january aborted because of not formed baby heart rate. Again in february periods came. Again this month periods didn't came. As my doctor suggests I took gynaset tablets for periods 6 tablets for 3 days. Today is 6th day of taking gynaset. Till now didn't got periods. It will come or not? I want to plan for pregnancy again now.

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