Like everyone who is trying to conceive I am doing the old Dr Google research for any tips that might trick my fertilised eggs into embedding into my uterus.
I was chatting to a friend the other day who had lots of trouble conceiving and she swears by upping the selenium in the diet, particularly from ovulation. She said the month she did it they conceived. It could just be a coincidence but why not try it.
Two of the favourites to help with embedding are pineapple and Brazil nuts. She told me 1 glass of pineapple juice (not from concentrate) but looking online it seems most people feel the core is the part you really want. I figure I’ll just juice the sucker and drink it that way. Surely that will do the job?
Brazil nuts…easy peasy. I like them, I’ll buy them. Apparently it’s 6 per day.
The trouble here is that the detox doesn’t allow either of these things. I’m right at the embedding stage at the moment and I’m so torn. I think I’m going to stick to the detox to see what that does for me. I’m already eating a lot of fertility friendly foods on it AND I’m having the acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I’m sure she will do some magic to do with embedding in my session this week too.
If no luck this month then I’ll look at including these two things and whatever else the internets suggests.
The cardio. Well. The fucking cardio.
I love cardio. I particularly LOVE to run. But my friend said that he Dr had advised her to ease up on it while they were having trouble conceiving. He said there was no proof that it caused a problem however if there are issues he always recommends people tone it down a litte.
So: Exercise = good BUT low impact only.
I am really into my running at the moment and love it a lot so this idea makes me sad. I did lots of internet research and I pretty much came up with the same thing although some suggest light running for no more than 30 mins is OK up to 3 times per week. I’m toying with what to do. I’m considering a light jog for 20 mins and yoga and pilates. Or maybe just a walk and yoga and pilates. Either way I have to do something as some exercise is recommended when trying to implant as it promotes blood flow to the uterus.
So practice being not too still and not too energetic. GOT IT.
I ovulated Saturday morning and have been taking it easy since then (naturopath said stress fee relaxing 2 days post OV) but I’m considering allowing a light jog with my running partner on Wednesday. It’s so hard as if I don’t fall this month I’ll totally blame the jog.
I think I’m still sitting on this.
The bonus of my cycle being a day 17 ovulation is that I don’t have to wait a full 2 weeks for the results (but that can also be an issue for implantation). Whatever.
The upside is this: only 12 days until I’m due so it’s 12 days until I’ll know.