30 Jun 07
Congratulations! As long as she follows medical advice and continues eating healthly and taking care of herself, she should produce a lovely baby. There are only two supplements she should be taking, Folic Acid and Iron, although she should get most of her iron from vegetables. She needs to get plenty of rest and support from her family and friends. Why not do some housework for her so that she can get some extra sleep? I'd love it if someone whould do that for me! I'm 29 weeks pregnant now.
• United States
30 Jun 07
That's not entirely true. If her iron levels are good already, extra iron will cause constipation & won't help the pregnancy. Folic acid is very important before becoming pregnant & in early pregnancy. There does not seem to be much benefit from taking it later in pregnancy. If her diet is well balanced, she may not need any supplements. If she has special conditions, allergies or if there are groups of foods she just doesn't like to eat, then supplementing may be needed. A qualified nutritionist or her healthcare provider can help her decide which if any she may need.
1 Jul 07
I dunno about remedies but as long as she continues to eat healthy, exercise is important too but nothing strenuous. Make sure she gets plenty of rest & stays as stress free as possible. Tell her not to change her routine, she doesn't need to stop doing the things she's already doing unless the Dr tells her otherwise, my Dr told me it was fine for me to continue doing everything i was already doing - as long as it wasn't like a contact sport or something like that. Tell her to enjoy the time - it feels like forever but once the baby is born, the time will fly by!
1 Jul 07
thank you for your responce. your suggestion is nice.being stress free during is quite difficult.due to hormonal changes situtation becomes dificult.especially first time. every thing become a little bit scary excercise. she herself is a doctor but a childern specialist. getting rest is also not possible during first three month as she was suffering from morning sickness alot .this is a hereditary problem. but thanks for your suggestion.