IVF implantation: three foods that can help
Most people who try IVF have already tried many less comprehensive methods that have failed them. And while couples should carefully follow the procedures and advice provided by their doctors, many have wondered what else they can do, safely and easily, to improve their chances. Fortunately, there are things you can do to improve your success with the all-important step of IVF implantation. For example, certain foods can help a woman’s uterine lining become more receptive to a fertilized egg. Consider eating these three super foods to improve your chances of successful implantation.
A fatty acid called prostaglandin is essential for successful implantation, which explains why women are encouraged to eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids if they want to get pregnant. Omega-3s contribute to prostaglandin levels in the human body, but fish, the main source of this fat, is not the safest food to eat when trying to conceive. Larger fish like salmon and tuna tend to have higher concentrations of toxic substances like lead and mercury. Not only do they reduce the chances of successfully conceiving, but they remain in the body and can trigger learning and developmental disorders in the baby.
Instead of turning to fish for your daily dose of omega-3 fats, why eat more nuts? Walnuts contain the alpha-linolenic acid of omega-3 origin, or ALA. Once it enters the digestive tract, the body converts ALA into omega-3 fatty acids necessary for conception. A healthy amount of walnuts will provide omega-3 fats that will help increase your prostaglandin levels.
Believe it or not, this tart tropical fruit can aid implantation due to its bromelain content. Bromelain is an enzyme that dissolves proteins that prevent healthy implantation, and the core of a pineapple contains the highest concentrations of this enzyme. While scientific studies have yet to examine these claims, many mothers who conceived using IVF believe that eating pineapple greatly improved their chances. For IVF, divide a pineapple into five servings. Eat one serving every day, beginning on the day of your embryo transfer. It is important that you start during the embryo transfer itself; Otherwise, pineapple can interfere with the PH levels of your vaginal and cervical mucus, making them acidic.
Green leafy vegetables
Make dark green leafy vegetables and other folate-rich foods an important part of your diet. Folate or folic acid is a type of B vitamin that helps in the production of new cells and helps them survive. This is essential for embryos, whose cells divide rapidly in the uterus. Several studies have also shown that folic acid produces healthier eggs, which are more likely to implant successfully. While you can certainly take a folate supplement for this, you may risk consuming too much of this nutrient, increasing your chances of having twins. Having twins is a blessing, but having twins carries some health risks that your body may not be able to handle. Instead, opt for a dark green leafy salad and add folate-rich foods like whole wheat bread and lentils.