Take Folic Acid And Vitamin E To Plan A Pregnancy?
Hello doctor, I’m santi. I’m trying to get pregnant after 1 year of marriage. some friends advised me to take folic acid and vitamin e. and now I have consumed folic acid (volamil) and vitamin e (ever e). what I want to ask is:
Thank you for the question.
Pregnancy planning can be done in various ways, one of which is by ensuring that nutritional intake is met properly, so that the quality of eggs and sperm cells that are produced can be more optimal. In fact, to help the egg and sperm cells have better quality, you just need to make sure that the food and drinks that consume the nutritional value are balanced, not only have to do with the consumption of certain supplements.
Consumption of folic acid can indeed be done in the process of planning a pregnancy. But in fact, the role of folic acid here is more to prevent the occurrence of defects in the fetus that you will be carrying later, not purely to increase the potential for pregnancy. Adequate consumption of folic acid is also known to prevent the occurrence of heart and nerve function disorders in the fetus. Meanwhile, consumption of vitamin E, which has high antioxidant potential, can also be done to maintain the balance of reproductive hormones. With adequate intake of vitamin E, the menstrual cycle can be more regular, and the egg and sperm cells produced can be better quality, so that the potential for pregnancy will be greater. Not only expectant mothers, prospective fathers are also important to consume enough folic acid and vitamin E so that the potential for pregnancy increases and the fetus will become healthier.
There is no real problem consuming folic acid and vitamin E during menstruation. There is no specific benchmark as to when the best time to consume both supplements. It's just that, as mentioned above, if you haven't seen a doctor, it is strongly recommended that you take priority to consume folic acid and vitamin E from natural food, for example from whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, fish, fish, nuts, avocados, bananas, fish oil, and other balanced nutritionally valued foods. Regarding supplements, so that the dosage and method of consumption you can do correctly, you and your partner should check with your doctor or obstetrician first.
I hope this helps.