Did You Know? Pineapple can Boost Fertility!


Why Pineapple? 

Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelian. Bromelian is good for pain relief, blood thinning and it’s also an anti inflammatory or natures aspirin. 

What does that have to do with fertility? 

The benefits of a blood thinner when trying to conceive is that it helps to drive blood to the uterus. This encourages a healthy uterine lining, sticky embryos and reduces the risk of miscarriage. 

If you have inflammatory issues, bromelian can increase implantation potential. 

When to Eat Pineapple

After confirmed ovulation for 5 days. 

Or if no confirmed ovulation, from start of suspected ovulation to a positive pregnancy test (BFP -big fat positive).

Here is what baby centre suggests for when to eat pineapple for different the different approaches to achieving pregnancy. 

  or 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.
How much pineapple do I eat? 

Cut the pineapple, including the core and divide the core and flesh evenly into 5 portions and eat one portion every day for 5 days. 

When not to Eat Pineapple

Do not eat pineapple in the beginning of your cycle before ovulation. The acidity can have negative affects on your cervical mucus. 

Also do not eat pineapple after a positive pregnancy test. The thinning of blood is not good for a growing fetus and large amounts of bromelian can even cause mild contractions. 

Good luck! Let us know if you get your BFP from trying pineapple!! 

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