Many people ask me how to improve the chances of IVF success and whilst there are a number of steps you can take which will hopefully contribute to your pregnancy, having a child is just not as easy as many people think. However, one very simple measure you can take is to improve your diet and there are 3 foods which can really boost your fertility.
Our diets can influence so many aspects of our well-being and there is no doubt that certain foods, such as trans fats and sugary foods can inhibit fertility, whereas foods such as full-fat dairy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and wholegrains can improve our ability to conceive. There are a number of less-well known “superfoods” as far as fertility is concerned and here are 3 of the best.
1. Black sesame Seeds
Black sesame seeds can help greatly to enhance the health of the liver, which, in turn, has a significant role to play in helping with reproductive functions. These are available at many health foods stores and can be eaten alone or mixed with other foods, such as salads or combined with other baking ingredients. Even adding them to a little low fat spread and putting them on your bread is another tasty way to use them.
An easy way for those wanting to now how to improve the chances of IVF success is to eat delicious pineapple. Pineapple contains bromelain which has anti-inflammatory properties which is thought to aid successful embryo implantation. It is important to eat the right amount though as too much pineapple can cause the cervical mucus to become over-acidic and may cause miscarriage if eaten to excess. A thick ring of fresh pineapple daily is a good amount, and this should be eated during the luteal phase.
3. Black Strap Molasses
This is a great ingredient which is rich in iron and trace vitamins which can help to improve the chances of IVF success. Black strap molasses can alkalinize the body which is thought to improve your chances of conception. In addition, the overall health of the uterus can be improved as it can help to discourage fibroid growth and encourage a healthy environment.
Other steps which can be taken when looking at how to improve the chances of IVF success include de-stressing, having a healthy lifestyle and considering tried and tested alternative treatments such as acupuncture.