Anyone else on here trying something new this cycle? I hear about things all the time.. pineapple core, grapefruit juice, soy, preseed... I'm new to all of this so just wondering what you ladies are trying Oh and anyone using preseed?
A Pineapple a dayÖ.actually, current belief is a fifth of a pineapple core a day can help with implantation. Sound funny? Maybe not. The Chinese have long taught that eating pineapple is good for fertility. Research now sheds some light on why this may be true. Pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain, an enzyme that reduces inflammation in the body, including in the uterus. It also seems to be a mild blood thinner which can aid in implantation. It is suggested that one eat the core of the pineapple as that contains the most concentrated Bromelain, but if for some reason thatís not possible, you can eat a cup of the pineapple meat instead. Donít start doing this until after ovulation as it can actually inhibit pregnancy if taken too early as the acidity of pineapple can effect cervical mucous. Also, stop eating pineapple after a positive pregnancy test as Bromelain can cause mild contractions and also thin the blood, which can possibly increase the chance of miscarriage. Hereís how to eat it:
* Cut up a whole pineapple, cut the core into 5 pieces and eat once piece daily starting the day after ovulation/IUI/IVF transfer.
* If you donít have a fresh core, eat one cup of pineapple meat a day once a day starting the day after ovulation/IUI/IVF transfer.
* Donít drink pineapple juice or eat pineapple while taking aspirin because pineapple, especially the juice, is a mild blood thinner. If taken with aspirin you may have too much of a blood thinner effect and this can lead to miscarriage. For this reason also stop eating pineapple after a positive pregnancy test.
* Canned pineapple has been heated which destroys the Bromelain so you have to eat fresh pineapple for it to be helpful.
So I guess if it helps with implantation why not! It's worth a shot. Maybe eating it the week after O or something would be a good idea?
I'm on CD 3 today as well weird coincidence lol. Actually my period was a couple days early this month, so my cycle was only 26 days long. Me and OH were not trying to conceive, I actually just started back on birth control last month, but I was taking it at different times all the time and skipping days and then when we thought maybe I was pregnant we freaked out. Then when we found out I wasn't we decided we actually would kind of like a LO haha. It's funny how things work like that. So I guess were ttc this month, but I don't think it will happen because we're going home for Thanksgiving (we're both from the same place) which I believe is probably about when I will O and we can't really bang when we're staying at our parents houses haha. So we will try, but I am not getting my hopes up this month. I just bought one of those fancy thermometers, prenatals, as well as vitamins for him and vitamin C because he smokes. He has a genetic condition though that makes fertility very unlikely and gets worse with age, so we aren't even sure we will be able to conceive period I hope we can though. I took my temp this morning and it was actually really high like 98.63 I think, but I'm still bleeding from my period, very strange wondering what it means.
HI!!! Well that's awesome that we're all on CD3! It's funny how pregnancy 'scares' can make you realize you might actually want one! Same thing happened with Dh and I seems like you're getting everything ready to have a productive cycle of TTC! I know what you mean about ttc around holidays though, it isn't easy with traveling and family around! Maybe you'll get lucky !! It's always worth a shot ! When are you planning on testing? I'm still bleeding too... wish it would stop already. I'm not sure about your temps but I'm new to all of this...
I try not to think about testing lol bc its never positive, but I will probably test on Dec 10th whenever I miss my period. I always tell myself I'm just going to wait the whole week and then test if I don't bleed, but I never do wait that long! I'm not sure when I ovulate either so I'm just going to try to have sex ATLEAST every other day, hopefully every day if he can keep up with me Wouldn't it be awesome for all of us to be able to tell our families were preggo for christmas? So exciting... Good luck everyone!
Yes I am using OPKs, but part of the reason I think I missed it last month was because we BDed two days before i thought i was going to ovulate and then i actually ovulated a day or so later. Oh well, I think the preseed is great though! Better luck this time I hope!
Originally Posted by KelseyK
Hopefully we will all get our ! I'll put you down for the 13th!! I'm excited to try the preseed, I wish AF would go away!! Are you using opks?
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