“Singapore’s Total Fertility Rate falls to historic low in 2020”- Titled and reported in our Channel News Asia. Similar reports were published in Straits Times in September this year, mentioning fewer marriages registered and births due to the pandemic.
Today, I will be passing the writing job to one of our Bulbers to touch on a topic that is not openly discussed, Women’s Fertility. How much do we know about our fertility? She will be sharing her personal experience and all opinions are her own.
Let’s get into it!
Just starting out on my first job after my graduation and without much savings, seeking a professional gynaecologist consultation was not on the table for consideration. Finding a good gynaecologist whom you are comfortable with can be a challenge too back then.
Back in those days, there were no avenue for ladies to share about women’s health and support groups did not exist until these days when many of us can log on our social media to research.
Deniably thinking that it will get better and took the option to not seek treatment, not knowing that it will have detrimental effect in the future when family planning is on the life map.
PCOS is also known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens. It is common among women but not common to share with your friends back then. PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods and women with PCOS may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems and endometrial cancer.
Can this be cured? Unfortunately, there is no cure for PCOS and what I did was to maintain my weight by exercising regularly and adopt a healthy eating habit. I was also prescribed Metformin to help control my blood sugar levels. The medication was effectively initially but not as effective after 3 months of consumption.
I gave up consuming the medication but continue my healthy eating diet and exercise regime. Second, third and fourth options are exhausted without much result and knowing that Assisted Conception Procedure might be the only option for my future family planning.
In current digital era, information is on the internet and women are more comfortable sharing their experience on platforms and forums to help our community.
In this community, these 2 products were shared;
As much as I am sounding like I am selling these products, I want to share that these drinks are suitable for women with PCOS too. I personally have tasted the beetroot and I love the natural and unique taste in my taste bud. You can read more about the benefits from Bulbs!
If you ask me if this drink improves my PCOS, it did not because it is not to improve PCOS but suitable for people with PCOS as it has low glycemic index. It is always refreshing to have a glass after a run. Knowing that this may help you improve your overall wellness, why not take a chance? Afterall, the power of diet can significantly improve our health!