Post # 1
Does anyone know of any successful tips/tricks to help improve chances of implantation? Like no caffeine, increased workouts, etc. I’d love to hear stories if any. Thought this would be a fun topic.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
I’ve read that baby asprin may help. Some studies show it helps, others show no effect, but it should not cause any harm while ttc. These articles can help explain the reasoning:
Post # 4
This is completely my own incling of what happened with us but here’s what I think helped…..we tried for 6 cycles bding at least 4 -5 times during the fertile time. We got a bfp on the 6th cycle and the onlt thing that was different was diet. I was in a super low carb no sugar 1200 calorie diet for 6 months and the month that took was our honeymoon a an all enclusive where I ate my ass off during implantation window. I kinda think Iwwasn’t getting enough calories before to support a healthy pregnancy so it never took.
Post # 5
If the egg gets fertilizes, it has to implant somewhere.
Increasing cervical mucous is a good way to improve your chances at fertilization…like using preseed or making sure you’re not taking antihistamines!
Post # 6
@urchin: I only wish that was true! Most fertilized eggs pass out of the woman’s body, and she has no idea that an egg ever fertilized. That’s why the medical definition of pregnancy is implantation. IVF would have a near perfect success rate if every embryo that was transferred implanted. A girl can dream though… 🙂
OP- when I was going through IVF (we’re dealing with severe male factor issues) and wanting my embryos to stick, I had accupuncture. He gave diet suggestions. He said not to have anything cold. Just hot or room temperature. He recommended soups, and said nuts and seeds are good for fertility (since they are like plant “embryos”). He said beans are good too. And on infertility boards, there’s lots of talk about pineapple core. Something in the core helps implantation. I find it can be hard to eat, but easy to blend into a smoothie. I drank lots of pineapple smoothies after my transfer. 🙂 I got a BFN, but my RE did a test that found I was lacking a protein needed for implantion. We’re working on fixing that now, and when I have my FET, I’ll be back to soups, nuts, and pineapple smoothies 🙂 They also say laughing helps the odds of implantion after embryo transfer. I don’t know how that work for those trying the old fashioned way, and whether there is something in the act of laughing that affects the uterus, or if it’s to do with the emotional benefits of laughter.
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@HopefulForLittleOne: hmm nothing cold?! I wonder why that is. I’ll try that this month. I just entered in my TWW.
Thanks for the tips! 🙂