IVF or in vitro fertilization has given hope to millions of childless couples especially those that experience problems with the natural process of fertilization. Fertilizing the eggs with the aid of sperms taken from the partner or the donor and then mixing it within a petri dish under controlled conditions is known as IVF in short.
However, it is important to have an uterus that is healthy and ready for implantation before the growing embryo can be placed within it surgically. While there is nothing much that one can do about it after it is implanted except hope for the best, certain natural foods are believed to be beneficial in helping with implantation of the embryo.
Although, there are no hard core scientific studies that support the theory, numerous individuals have gained by intake of these particular food items thereby lending credibility to the belief.
Let us now take a look at them.
Walnut- The walnut is believed to be effective in infertility treatments by virtue of containing Omega 3 fatty acids. The walnuts also contain a number of minerals and vitamins which might be able to combat the problem of infertility. The fats, present within this rich nut is also well known for regulating the menstrual cycle.
While the actual benefits during implantation cannot be specified with precision most people believe that the minerals and vitamin B can actually help in the implantation of the ovum within the womb.
Pineapple– This is an extremely controversial fruit as far as pregnancy and implantation is concerned. The bromelain, that is present in the fruit actually causes an increased secretion of the cervical mucus which in turn makes the uterus sticky thereby helping in retaining the embryo.
However, pineapple can cause cramps leading to spontaneous abortion as well. The most effective way is to eat it in moderation. Consuming just a cup of the whole fruit is likely to serve the purpose.
Yams– This is a root vegetable which used to be found in the wilderness. The fruit, in fact, contains certain chemicals quite similar to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This results in production of multiple eggs during the fertility cycle which result in multiple fertilization too.
Yams have also been found to cause an increased secretion of progesterone during the first three months of pregnancy which can help in implantation as well.