What do you do the night before you become pregnant? Well if you’re me you cut up a pineapple into 5 sections and prepare to make fertility smoothies! Crazy? Maybe, but we infertiles are willing to try anything!
No but seriously, pineapple is said to be an implantation aid and the rule of thumb after an IVF transfer is to cut a pineapple into 5 pieces and eat it (core included) for 5 days. Apparently the bromelain in pineapple increases cervical mucus which makes the uterus “stickier”. A large percentage of the bromelain in pineapple is found in the core so that’s what I’ll be eating.
I will also be:
- Keeping my feet warm because warm feet = warm uterus.
- Eating lots of protein in the form of nuts and avacados.
- Continuing to take my estrace pills and my progesterone suppositories, which are so special they deserve a separate blog post.
Relaxing. That word seems really unfamiliar but I am going to do my best. I took tomorrow off from work and I have a few Bravo shows and Hocus Pocus DVR’d! Thank you to all of our friends and family for the phone calls, texts, emails and presents!!! You make this process so much more bearable.
2 thoughts on “A pineapple a day…”
Hi! I found your blog through IG. I start stims on January 30th (so close yet sooo far!) and I was wondering how you cut the pineapple in 5? I loveeee pineapple so I will def be doing this! Also, congrats on your IVF success!!
Hey! First you skin the pineapple then turn it on it’s side and cut into 5 large chunks. Then each morning take a big chunk (including the core) and throw it in the blender with some other fruit. I also added coconut water to it. So Yummy! Jan 30th will be here before you know it! What’s your Instagram name so I can follow your story? 🙂