Pregnancy and care information and treatment

By Cicle Health on 30 Nov, 2022
Pregnancy and care information and treatment

If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, contact our doctor immediately. Click here to book an appointment with our doctor from the comfort of your home.

What is pregnancy care?

In pregnancy care, pre-delivery and post-delivery health care is provided to pregnant women. This includes treatments and training to ensure a healthy prepregnancy, pregnancy, and labor and delivery for the mother and baby.

Prenatal care

Prenatal care helps reduce the risk during pregnancy and increases the chances of a safe and healthy delivery. Regular visits to the doctor in case of prenatals can help monitor the pregnancy and identify any problems or complications before they become serious.

Women who do not have prenatal care are three times more likely to have a baby with a low birth weight. Low birth weight newborns are five times more likely to die than women who seek prenatal care.


Prenatal care ideally starts at least three months before you start trying to conceive. Here are some healthy habits to follow during this time:

  • Quitting smoking and alcohol.
  • Taking folic acid supplements (400 to 800 micrograms) daily.
  • Talk to our doctor about medical conditions, dietary supplements, over-the-counter or prescription medications.
  • Avoid all contact with toxic substances and chemicals at home or work that could be harmful.

Symptoms of pregnancy

Cramps and Spots

the first four weeks, the fertilized egg forms a blastocyst (a group of cells filled with fluid), which will develop into the organs of the embryo. As time passes, the blastocyst implants itself in the lining of the uterus. This causes implantation bleeding, which some women mistake for a period. It doesn't happen to every woman. If this happens, it is usually around the time the woman is expecting her period. Some of the symptoms of implantation bleeding are change in the color of the blood (usually pink or brown), bleeding, mild pain.

Missing periods

Once implantation is complete, the body starts making hCG. HCG hormone helps the body to maintain pregnancy. This prevents the ovaries from releasing a mature egg every month, so periods do not occur in pregnancy. If periods are missed, do a home test to confirm pregnancy.



During the first trimester of pregnancy, a woman feels tired and needs rest frequently. This symptom is common in the beginning. Progesterone levels will increase in the early stages of pregnancy, which can lead to more sleepiness.

Frequent urination

This symptom is felt by most of the women. In this condition, women go to the bathroom several times a day, and in the initial stages it can be difficult to stop urination.

Morning sickness

Morning sickness is the worst part of early pregnancy symptoms. Morning sickness may occur at every stage of pregnancy. It should be in every woman and every pregnancy, not necessarily. No two types of pregnancies are the same, morning sickness can be severe for some women.


If a woman thinks she is pregnant, do a pregnancy test at home. The best time for this is a week after the period. You can also go to the doctor to get a blood test done.


What is expected during pregnancy

Once a woman becomes pregnant, regular health care visits are essential during each stage of pregnancy.

An appointment with a doctor can be taken in the following ways:

  • When you are pregnant, go to the doctor every month for six months.
  • Visit the doctor every two weeks in the seventh and eighth months.
  • Every week during the ninth month of pregnancy.

During this, the doctor will examine your health and the health of the child.

The following things can be done during the doctor appointment:

  • Regular tests and tests like blood tests to check for anemia, HIV and blood type. Monitoring blood pressure.
  • Monitoring your weight
  • Monitoring the child's growth and heart rate.
  • Talking about special diets and exercise.
  • Checking the position of the baby and talking about the changes in the body during preparation for birth.

The doctor may suggest several classes at different stages of pregnancy. These classes will have the following things:

  • Discuss with our doctor what to expect and what things can happen when you are pregnant.
  • Prepare you for birth.
  • Teach basic skills i.e. basic things to take care of your child.

If pregnancy is considered a high risk due to your age or medical condition, you may need more frequent doctor visits and special care.

Pregnancy and care information and treatment

If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, contact our doctor immediately. Click here to book an appointment with our doctor from the comfort of your home.

Postpartum care

While most of the focus on pregnancy care is focused on the nine months of pregnancy, postpartum care is also important. Postpartum care is provided for six to eight weeks, starting right after the baby is born.

During this period, the mother goes through many physical and emotional changes while learning to take care of her newborn baby. Postpartum care includes proper rest, nutrition and vaginal care.

Take enough rest.

After delivery, there is a need for rest for women who have to make energy in the body again. The following things may be needed to avoid getting too tired as a new mother:

  • When the baby sleeps, you should also go to sleep.
  • Place your bed near your baby's crib to make it easier to feed at night.
  • Let someone else bottle feed the baby while you are sleeping.

Eat right

Due to the changes in the body during pregnancy and delivery, it is important to get proper nutrition in the postpartum period.

The increased weight during pregnancy helps to ensure that there is enough nutrition for breast- feeding. However, a healthy diet should be continued even after delivery.

Experts recommend that breastfeeding women eat only when they are hungry. Try to focus on eating when you're actually hungry - not just feeling tired or tired.

Avoid high fat snacks.

Focus on eating low-fat foods that balance protein, carbohydrates, and fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of fluids.

Vaginal care

Women must take care of the vagina in postpartum care.

You may experience the following symptoms after delivery:

  • Pain can occur if there is a tear in the vagina during delivery.
  • Urination problems such as pain or frequent urge to urinate.
  • Discharge with small blood clots.
  • contractions during the first few days after delivery.

Keep discussing the symptoms and taking appropriate treatment and check up with the doctor about six weeks after delivery. Do not have sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after delivery so that the vagina has proper time to heal.

Pregnancy test

Blood test

This test can tell about pregnancy before a home pregnancy test about 6 to 8 days after ovulation. It takes more time to get the results as compared to home pregnancy test.

Urine test

This test can be done at home or a doctor's clinic. Following the instructions on the home kit gives accurate results.

When to go to see a doctor

Call our doctor if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant and have any of the following symptoms:

  • Take medicines for diabetes, thyroid disease, high blood pressure.
  • No prenatal care.
  • Cannot manage common pregnancy complaints without medicines.
  • Exposure to a sexually transmitted infection, chemical, radiation or unusual contaminant.
  • Fever, chills, or pain when urinating.
  • Bleeding from the vagina.
  • Severe pain in abdomen.
  • physical or severe emotional trauma.
  • rupture of the water membrane.

In the late part of pregnancy and notice that the baby is moving less or not moving at all? If so, talk to the doctor.

Pregnancy diet

If you are confused about what should and should not be taken during pregnancy, then contact our dietician.

Take prenatal vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are essential for the growth and development of the fetus as it contains certain nutrients that should be consumed when a woman is pregnant. These are vitamins such as calcium, iron and folic acid.


Exercise is good for both mother and baby, it helps you deal with problems during pregnancy such as sleeplessness, excess weight gain and muscle pain, mood problems. But keep in mind that the exercise you are doing is light and does not cause any harm to you or the baby.

Get enough sleep

Try to sleep at least 7 hours a night and take naps in the middle of the day. As your pregnancy progresses, the fatigue will start to subside. So get enough rest.

Eat healthy

Eat a balanced diet during pregnancy, as it gives you and your baby energy and nutrients. You should eat fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese.

Why choose Cicle?

Cicle is a health friendly application where you can chat with our health provider and get answers to your questions even if you keep your identity a secret. We can help with prenatal and postnatal care.

Frequently asked Questions

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Weight gain during pregnancy varies from woman to woman. It also depends on the weight before getting pregnant.

Most pregnant women gain between 10 and 12.5 kg, with most of the weight gaining after 20 weeks. The majority of the extra weight is caused by your baby's growth, but the body will also store fat, ready to be made into breast milk, after the baby is born.

What should be avoided during pregnancy?

Try not to lie on your back for long periods of time, as the bulge will put pressure on a large blood vessel that carries blood back to your heart, which can cause you to faint. Avoid anything that puts you at risk of falling, for example: horseback riding, skiing and gymnastics.

It is not a good idea to play things like squash, tennis, martial arts, football and rugby where you are at risk of getting hit.

Pregnancy research

According to the latest report by the National Sample Registration System (SRS) data, India's maternal mortality ratio (MMR) for the period 2016-18 stood at 113 cases per 100,000 deliveries. In such a situation, there should not be a slight negligence. A doctor should be consulted if any symptoms are observed. See a doctor right away if you notice a painless small lump, redness, or discomfort during sex, walking, or sitting near the opening of the vagina. If you want, you can also discuss with our expert doctor through video conferencing. Click here to book appointment.

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