Last time, we discussed all the aspects concerning endometriosis and other factors related to this condition such as secondary dysmenorrhea, and menstruation. Today, we will focus on PCOS and helping couples to be successful in conceiving and attaining healthy pregnancy. Read the following essential points in this article!
Points about PCOS and Other Related Cases Affecting Pregnancy
Doc Shi explained that generally for those who really wanted to achieve pregnancy, they both need to achieve the pregnancy as the egg is impossible to fertilize on its own. The egg and sperm should be of good quality to be able to form a good-quality fertilized egg.
Moreover, Dr. Shi mentioned that both husband and wife should have a full agreement in terms of planning to conceive as they both want to achieve pregnancy. If only the wife or husband alone prefers to conceive and get pregnant, they will not attain a successful pregnancy. Remember, it takes two to tango so they both need to be ready and prepared in getting pregnant.
it from our unhealthy lifestyles like being in a very stressful environment and lack of physical activity.
Actually, there is a new quote nowadays that sitting is the new smoking because many people today are working at home and most of the time we’re just sitting down, not moving our bodies. PCOS develops over time. You can review and learn about PCOS from the last discussion conducted by Dr. Shi last time. So, take note that it’s the food that we take in, there’s too much cholesterol in our food, and that’s how we develop PCOS.
Effect of Folic Acid and Other Supplements in PCOS and Pregnancy
If you are preparing for pregnancy, folic acid is a great supplement in preparation for pregnancy at least 3 months before getting pregnant. Dr. Shi added that most OB-GYNs advise their patients who want to get pregnant to start taking folic acid at least one month before getting pregnant. But she preferred to take folic acid supplements 3 months before getting pregnant.
Talking about PCOS, the role of folic acid is being an antioxidant like Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and many other vitamins available in the market. The antioxidant’s role is to fight the free radicals or bad chemicals in our body. Basically, our body can fight them but if we take too much of the bad stuff, we need antioxidants to balance or kill that bad stuff in our body.
If you have lower antioxidants, the higher the oxidative stress will be due to the free radicals as they further cause premature aging of our cells. Then, eventually, the quality of the egg and sperm decreases. That’s why we need exogenous antioxidants like folic acid and other vitamin supplements.
Other than fighting oxidative stress, folic acid is beneficial in preventing neural tube defects or congenital malformation in babies. So, take note of the two main functions of folic acid supplements. First, it is an antioxidant and second, it is useful as a preventive measure against neural tube defects.
We learned some points about PCOS and other related cases affecting pregnancy like ovarian cysts. Plus, taking folic acid supplements along with other vitamins and minerals is a great way to fight oxidative stress in our body and prevent certain health conditions during pregnancy like neural tube defects in babies. If you and your partner/spouse are considering getting pregnant, both of you need to follow a healthy lifestyle and start taking folic acid supplements. In the next article, we will share more information about the 6th live class. Please stay tuned! You can also watch the full video on youtube.