Pineapple has been advocated as a simple effective aid to embryo implantation; yes pineapple! That sweet humble fruit often pushed around in wheelbarrows and hawked by the simple Hausa trader. This is especially good news as it is widely available in Nigerian markets and by roadsides. When one considers the emotional and financial cost of fertility treatment, especially IVF, anything at all - well, almost anything that has the potential to make a treatment cycle succeed is always welcome.
Quite a number of women on fertility boards online seem to swear by it and there is certainly no harm in trying. There are indications that the bromelain in pineapple, which is a nutrient that it contains in higher concentration than pretty much every other food, is an anti-inflammatory and seems also to increase cervical mucus. The increase in cervical mucus can make the uterus more "sticky," which can lead to increased rates of implantation. The most bromelain in the pineapple is found near the core, so many acupuncturists and natural therapists recommend eating a pineapple slice including the core.
HOW TO USE
For IVF [in vitro fertilization] cycle: one pineapple, divided into 5 portions - consume one portion each day, over five days, beginning on the day of your embryo transfer.
IUI [intra-uterine insemination] cycle: one pineapple, divided into 5 portions - consume one portion each day, over five days, beginning on the day of your IUI.
Timed intercourse cycle: one pineapple, divided into 5 portions - consume one portion each day, over five days, beginning on the day after ovulation.
Note: Be careful not to start consuming pineapple too early in the cycle. Beginning to consume pineapple BEFORE the recommended days above can actually affect your vaginal and cervical mucus PH, making it more acidic.
*ALSO WORKS BETTER TAKEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
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