Question: I'm 15 weeks Pregnant. And I'm feeling pain in lower abdomen.. I'm having this pain for past 1 week. Is it because of the baby movement?
Answer: Hi.. Dear abdominal pain is caused by the stretching of the ligament that supports the uterus, as the uterus grows. This is normal, therefore, do not worry, try using Maternity pillow. However, gas and bloating can also be the reason. Sit down, put your feet up and relax.. Keep yourself hydrated (drink lot of fluids).
Whenever, you will next visit your gynaecologist, inform her about the same... It has nothing to do with the baby movements..
Question: Hi, i started taking iron supplements as im in 5th month of pregnancy..i noticed dark/ blackish poop..is this because of iron tablets? Is it common? Also how to take iron tablets so that it will get absorbed to the maximum.
Answer: Yes dear, during pregnancy black colour stool happens due to consumption of iron tablet, it is pretty normal to have black stool while consuming iron tablets,it also causes constipation,nausea, stomach upset and vomitting,black colour is due to unabsorbed iron and it is not a harmful effect.
Just have iron tablets with water.
Question: Initially my haemoglobin percent is 11. Now I'm in 6th month of pregnancy and it came down to 9. I'm using iron tablets too.
Answer: Hello! it is completely normal..your hb is low now..add in your daily diet the top iron rich foods include green leafy vegetables like spinach, beetroot, tofu, asparagus, chicken liver, whole egg, oysters, apple, pomegranate, apricot, watermelon, prunes, pumpkin seeds, dates, almonds, raisins, amla and jaggery”,
Eat foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges, lemon,strawberries, papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, grapefruit and tomatoes.
Some good food sources of folic acid are green leafy vegetables, sprouts, dried beans, wheat germ, peanuts, bananas, broccoli and chicken liver. “Beetroot is also highly recommended to increase the body’s red blood cell count as it is high in folic acid as well as iron,
An apple a day can help maintain a normal level of hemoglobin, since apples are rich in iron plus other health-friendly components that are required for a healthy hemoglobin count.
“Nettle is a herb that is a good source of B vitamins, iron, vitamin C and can play a key role in raising your hemoglobin level