Pineapple / Fertility Connection?

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Pineapple / Fertility Connection?
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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 3:10pm
Has anyone ever heard about the connection between eating up to 8 oz. of fresh pineapple / day and fertility?

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 4:46pm
Hi Brandy. YES, apparently there is a connection. Libby (former CL) knows about pineapple. You are supposed to eat something like 1/4 of a pineapple each day after O for 10 d I think. I

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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 5:07pm
Thanks!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 7:09pm

Very interesting, you guys! I'd never heard of this so I started a little online investigating. Seems to be a tad bit controversial but I have only read 2 articles so far...

Here is an excerpt from an article I found:

Pineapple Pregnancy

They say it's actually the core of the pineapple that works best, not the pineapple itself. It's an enzyme called Bromelain, you can also take tablets from the health food store, but I don't know if it would work as well. Some say it needs to be fresh pineapple, because it is an enzyme.

However, some say that fresh pineapple, if eaten in excess could cause a miscarriage, as it can cause uterine cramping. So if you are going to try it, it might be better to stick to the following routine:

Using Pineapple to Assist Implantation: Pineapple contains bromelain. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme that breaks up proteins that inhibit embryo implantation. Consuming a whole pineapple (focusing on the core as it has the highest concentration of Bromelain) during a fertility cycle can be beneficial.

For IVF cycle: one pineapple, divided into 5 portions - consume one portion each day, over five days, beginning on the day of your embryo transfer.

IUI 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.


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 8:37pm
Isn't that just wild??????

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 9:13pm

Hmmm sounds interesting!!! and maybe worth a try next cycle.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 9:54pm
Yay! I love new info., it makes me feel like I am doing something to help... sigh...

~ Jodi ~


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Mon, 07-12-2010 - 1:47pm

Well why not.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Mon, 07-12-2010 - 3:50pm
Ha!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Mon, 07-12-2010 - 4:43pm
Hmmmm, interesting.
 


 


Susan V

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Mon, 07-12-2010 - 5:07pm

pix, LOL! Dianne is a nice name if I do say so myself, but DOLE, hey, now that is original!! LOL


OK, here I go after work on the pineapple hunt. LOL! I am 1 DPO so the timing couldn't be better. :) The part about "risk of miscarriage" kind of freaked me out though, so I am probably not going to eat a whole one. I will eat the core though, if I can steal it from DH. He loves to gnaw on that junk, why, I have no idea!


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


TTC#1 since March 2010
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, OPKs, Charting (for now)


http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ticker/flappergirl2/ttc.png


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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