The synthetic form of folate, which is a water-soluble vitamin B9, is called folic acid. Folic acid is essential during pregnancy to prevent neural birth defects. The other benefits of taking folic acid are it prevents cancer and helps reduce homocysteine levels, which is related to the development of heart problems.
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I am not able to eat anything. Please suggest a nutrient-rich diet plan.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. My doctor suggested me take complete bed rest as the baby is very low down to the uterus. My problem is, I am unable to eat anything due to nausea and indigestion as there is no physical activity. I am losing weight and suffering from anemia and am on medication fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. In your pregnancy, you are in the third trimester. You can eat almost all good nutritive value-oriented foods except a few and be aware of the side effects of medicines without physician advice. 2. For your loss of appetite and indigestion problem, you should take... Read Full »
What are my options after failed IVF?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old married female. I got married five years back and we have no child. I started my fertility treatment four years ago. At first, I was treated for ectopic pregnancy and my right fallopian tube was removed. Again, I was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was treated for s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is a blockage in the fallopian tube, IVF (invitro fertilization - a manual process of fertilization of the egg and the sperm in a laboratory) is the only option. Ideally, the ovum should be healthy in such cases, unless there is an association of PCOS (polycystic... Read Full »