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Dr Pragnya Mishra
Gynecologist
Hi Nisha.. Yes certainly you can!! In fact, breathing exercises and meditation are very beneficial for you at this stage of pregnancy. It will help your body and mind to relax. Before you begin, please make sure you attend a training programme or take help of an expert to learn the breathing exercises.
Shilpa Ghodke
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what can i eat in my pregnancy

Dr Pragnya Mishra
Gynecologist
Eating healthy food during pregnancy is very important for the growth and development of your baby. Include foods from different food groups for a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet. Eat fruits, green leafy vegetables, whole grain foods, dairy products rich in calcium, foods rich in protein such as lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs. Furthermore, increase intake of water and other fluids such as fresh fruit juice or coconut water. Your gynecologist will also consult you the best supplements to be taken at this time.
Dr Pragnya Mishra
Gynecologist
Hi Shilpa, Drinking any kind of alcohol during pregnancy is very unsafe for the foetus. The alcohol can pass through the placenta to your baby and can be the reason for physical abnormalities or birth defects. It can also cause fetal alcohol syndrome. There is no particular amount of alcohol which is fixed or set to cause this syndrome. So I would suggest you to completely avoid alcohol when you are expecting.
Dr Ashish Gupta
Pediatrician
There are many reasons why your baby is not able to sleep through the night. He may need a feed, or he wants you to comfort him or his bedtime routine is not set. It is very necessary that you start a bedtime routine for him to settle at night time and sleep peacefully. Give him a nice calming massage and a bath before bed so that he gets relaxed. Sing a lullaby, turn off the lights, television etc. A consistent and regular bedtime routine will gradually let him know its time for him to sleep.If your son is older than 6 months, try giving him a soft toy or baby blanket which can act as a security object. Before giving, keep it close to you so that it smells like you.
Dr Ashish Gupta
Pediatrician
Diarrhea makes children very weak and cranky. It is very important to feed her properly. She should also drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration. Some of the good options in fluids are lassi, tender coconut water, nimbu paani( lemonade). You can also buy and give Oral Rehydration Solution(ORS) from local medical shop. Some easy to digest foods are plain dal rice, curd rice, boiled potatoes, fruits like banana. Make sure to avoid giving spicy or sugary foods, sweets etc.
Dr Ashish Gupta
Pediatrician
Hi..Choosing the right oil for massaging is very important. In summer season it is good to massage your baby with Coconut oil or Sesame oil. Oils like Mustard oil, Almond oil or Olive oil are best during winters. Before choosing dab a little oil on baby's skin to check for any allergy or sensitivity.
Dr Ashish Gupta
Pediatrician
Hi..One year old baby's weight should be three times their birth weight. Ideally it should be in the range of 8 - 10 kgs.