Your doctor will plan a series of check-ups during pregnancy to ensure that everything is progressing normally. There will be monthly checks until about 28 weeks, fortnightly until 36, weekly thereafter. Your doctor will check your general well-being, blood pressure, growth and position of the baby.
Morning sickness, breast changes and tangling sensation, abdominal enlargement, frequent urination & fatigue are among the basic signs of pregnancy. The size of the abdomen is inspected for height of the fundus, which determines the period of gestation. However, there are some situations that may require urgent consultation with your doctor in between the scheduled visits. These include vaginal bleeding including spotting and persistent abdominal pain.
"Healthy eating and good nutrition is important for women of childbearing age, preparing her body for the demands of pregnancy. Immediate and long term health risks can be avoided for both the pregnant woman and her baby, if a healthy diet is maintained before and during pregnancy" says Dr. Nitika Sobti, Senior Gynecologist.
A healthy diet for pregnant women should be nutrient centric and requires more calories, iron, calcium and folate!
Morning sickness, breast changes and tangling sensation, abdominal enlargement, frequent urination & fatigue are among the basic signs of pregnancy.
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