My period is 5 days late and I’m trying to

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Patient: My period is 5 days late and I’m trying to conceive I don’t want to assume I am pregnant and I haven’t tested yet. What should I do?

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.You need to find out if you are pregnant as soon as possible. To check this, do a hom e pregnancy test. Irrespective of the result, consult a gynecologist for an examination and further investigations like beta hCG and ultrasound scan. Meanwhile, avoid sexual intercourse, strenuous activities and eat nutritious food and drink plenty of water. 5 mg of Folic acid daily will prevent any neural tube defects and abortion in the growing embryo.Along with these, here are a few things which will help you in pregnancy:Continue with your daily routine as far as possibleDo not take any medications without consulting your Doctor.Exercise 30 minutes a day which will help reduce pregnancy problemsSee your Doctor about 13 times in the pregnancy following this pattern – Once a month for 7 months, Twice a month for the 8th month and weekly in the 9th monthWish you a successful conception.Good luckHope this helped.Regards

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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