December 14, 2010

What's Up With Pineapple?

I was going through notes/lists preparing to leave and I ran across a note I jotted down about eating pineapple before/after the transfer? Is this a myth or if not, how is the pineapple supposed to help? I have one here at the house to take. We eat pineapple anyway, I just was curious about pineapple & transfers!

BTW, today is the first day for me to do PIO shots 2x a day. I still struggle with these. I did my first Lovenox injection today and it was just fine! A little ice before/after and no burning or bruising! Now, off to organizing the packing...


  1. ha ha. that blasted pineapple. I think it's a complete myth. our clinic had never heard of it. I think God is so much bigger than that -- and you will be preggers regardless of whether you eat a pineapple core or not!

  2. Ewww, I am supposed to eat the core? Uh, yeah, I think not!

    I totally agree, God is much bigger than the pineapple : ) (sorry that sounds a little Veggie Tale-ish)

    I love pineapple and eat it often. I think I will continue to toss the core though!

  3. I've heard of the pineapple myth, but never done it. My acupuncturist had told me it's good to have a warm uterus after transfer, so both with our first IVF cycle and this EA FET I drank hot/warm water following transfer the day of and next day while resting in bed. Not sure how much of a factor it played, but both times I've gotten a BFP! So warm that uterus!!!

  4. Yep, it is supposed to be the core!! Good luck at your transfer!! I will be thinking of you!!

  5. Well, I ate lots of pineapple just in case there was any truth to it! I can't say whether it helped or not. I mean, I AM pregnant, but who knows how much that helped, if at all!

  6. Let us know what you do! I'm thinking about pulling out all the stops next try. But we'll see!I'm glad you're planning alot of bedrest.

  7. I ATE THE ENTIRE CORE! And I got pregnant. Doesn't hurt. I FOUND THIS..

    Using Pineapple core 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."


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