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Gurpreet asked:
What questions should i ask my doctor during my pre-pregnancy check-up ?

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Arora Valley answered:
Preconception appointment is the perfect time to ask your doctor all the things that are on your mind -- whether it's your diet, prenatal vitamins, or any health concerns that run in your family. Plan on visiting your doctor within a year before you want to get pregnant. At that time, you may be given a physical check-up. You and the father-to-be will probably be asked about your medical history. You'll also both have the chance to ask your doctor questions. These should get you started: How much weight should I gain, and at what rate? Do I have an increased risk of any specific complications or conditions? What screenings do I need? What kind of diet should I follow? What should I eat and drink a lot of, and what should I avoid? Should I be doing any particular kind of exercise? Are there any restrictions on sex throughout my pregnancy? What about flying? Can I dye my hair? Are there any other activities I should avoid? What over-the-counter medications are safe, and in what amount? Are the prescription medications I’m currently taking safe? If not, what can I take or do instead? What prenatal vitamin do you recommend? Which prenatal classes do you recommend? What symptoms should I expect, and how can I manage them? What should I do if I don’t feel well? Cramps? Spotting? Have a fever? When should I call you? At the end of it, make sure that all your questions and doubts are cleared so that both of you understand what you need to know.

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vivien answered:
Ask doc for a list of foods to avoid during your pregnancy, and let him know your full medical history and any current medication or medical treatment you are currently receiving. Ask what food supplements you need to start on, eg folic acid or calcium. Ask what is the best way to test for your fertile periods, and what sort of test kits to use, so that you increase your chances of conceiving.

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WAYNEKOH answered:
1) ask your doctor if your precious little one is growing normally and healthily. 2) is the umbilical cord well stayed cleared away from your precious little one as not to strangle them. 3) size

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Aayummii answered:
I drank mamil mama as recommended by my doctor cause I don't like to take the folic acid. Started drinking before pregnant till my last trimester. It became my daily routine during that 1 year period, however my taste bud change and I stop after delivery.

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NICKNAME3839 answered:
It depends on your body make-up, and also your spouse's as well, I feel. If you had some past medical history or some concerns about congenital abnormalities, you may want to find out from your doctor what to watch out for if you are trying for a baby. For myself, I am lucky that all my pregnancies went smoothly. Also like what the other mum had mentioned, some of the things u need to find out are what precautions you may need to take if u are on some medication.

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Pauline answered:
U may be concern with ur health to make sure u are healthy, u may ask doctor what u needed to prepare for the pregnancy, etc do u need to take additional supplement to keep ur body in tip top condition? What r the food u need to take and what are the food u should avoid. If u are currently on some form of medication, u may want to check with doctors if the medication harmful to foetus. I have a friend who was pregnant unknowingly and was on a course of treatment. This medicine is extremely harmful for foetus so doctor advise her to abort so she got no choice but to abort. It is important to discuss any illness to doctor so doctor can help u and give u proper advise. Furthermore, if u have not undergo any genetic testing yet to check if u have thalassemia or is a carrier, u may want to request doctor to give u and ur spouse a test as this disease can be pass onto ur child. Thalassemia is a type of inherited blood disorder that can cause anemia. It affects a person's ability to produce hemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to all parts of the body Hope the info is helpful.

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Florencia answered:
If you're trying to get pregnant you could ask if your doctor can start prescribing you folic acid. I took folic acid even before I conceive My first son and he appears to learn things faster than his younger brother when they were the same age... If you're concern about genetic disease you could ask if either you or your husband are carrrier to any genetic diseases.

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