Consumption Of Folic Acid For Husband And Wife During Pregnancy Program?

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at Malam, my name is Leksi. I want to ask, what is the dose of folic acid supplements for husbands and wives who are pregnant. The problem is that my wife and I have been trying for about 4 months but have not succeeded. thank you

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Hello Leksi, thank you for visiting HealthReplies.com.


Every woman has a 15-25% chance of getting pregnant every month. To carry out a pregnancy program, there are several things that mothers need to know in advance, such as:

The menstrual cycle that you experience every month. One way to speed up pregnancy is to know the fertile period, which is when the ovaries release eggs or it is called ovulation. Normally, the menstrual cycle lasts 21-35 days. If the regular cycle is 28 days, then the ovulation period can be estimated on the 10th to 17th day after the first day of menstruation. Meanwhile, if the cycle is irregular, then you must know your menstrual cycle for the last 8 months, then it is calculated by: (shortest cycle - 18) to (longest cycle - 11)
Know your basal body temperature. Basal temperature is the body temperature that is measured the first time you wake up in the morning. Normal temperature ranges from 35.5-36.6 degrees Celsius, if the body temperature is above this estimate, it can be estimated that ovulation can occur in the last 1-2 days. You can measure it using a thermometer and it is recommended that it be measured under the tongue.
More aware of the symptoms of mucus from the cervix (thick, wet, and thick), mild pain in the stomach or back, feeling more excited. These three complaints can also be an indicator of the fertile period
Have sex at least 3-4 times a week and provided that the husband has healthy sperm.

In addition to the above, it is also recommended to take folic acid to form a red blood cell, help iron work, produce DNA, and form cells and tissues. The need for folic acid in carrying out a pregnancy program is 400 micrograms which can be obtained from the food we consume or supplements. Folic acid can also be obtained from the foods we consume, such as broccoli, spinach, mustard greens, oranges, avocados, nuts, wheat, seafood, salmon, eggs, and low-fat milk.


As for the consumption of folic acid supplements, it should be consumed on doctor's advice to avoid side effects and some reactions that can occur after taking supplements. Therefore, you should first consult with your doctor regarding the use of this supplement so that it is tailored to your needs and also carry out several examinations to determine the condition of you and your wife, such as hormone tests for husband and wife, sperm tests, and ultrasound to see the condition of the mother's uterus. .


Keep doing a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, and increase the consumption of folic acid, vitamins B, C, D, E, zinc, iron. And avoid the consumption of caffeine, cigarettes, and alcohol.


Hope it is useful.


dr. Thoriqotil H.M.

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