Whether you are trying to get pregnant naturally or with the help of a fertility clinic, implantation is a crucial point. There is nothing much about what you can do now, but there are steps to take and foods to help implantation. Eating this foods don’t make you pregnat instant, but a overall healthy lifestyle implementing this foods increase your overall health and thereby your odds for getting pregnant
But back to the implamantation. The implantation takes place when a developed embryo (at this point it is called a blastocyst) adheres to the wall of the uterus and nests in the lining of the uterus, usually 7-10 days after ovulation.
While implantation can take place by itself and without any support, many women who have difficulties becoming pregnant and have already completed several exercise cycles or even some biochemical pregnancies and early departures around NMT, want to do everything in their power to optimize their chances of pregnancy. So the question arises: „What can I do to promote implantation? – What foods to eat to help with implantation?“
Of course, moderate exercise, a lot of sleep and stress reduction can help, but probably you are already doing everything and wondering what else you can do to promote implantation during the Hibbel period. The right diet is another big factor that can influence conception. In this article we want to take a look at all the foods that can help the small blastocyst to take root and settle down.
1 – Foods to help implantation – The right dietary supplements
Food supplements are not food in themselves, but every woman who tries to get pregnant should take a prenatal vitamin – not only because you need more of certain vitamins early in pregnancy, even before you know you are pregnant. The right dietary supplements are important in advance, as they also have a positive effect on follicular development, egg quality and the quality of the uterine lining.
You should take different dietary supplements depending on the point in your child’s wish journey and the stage in your life you are at. If you are still under 35 and have not been hibbling for a long time or are just starting to have children, then a conventional prenatal dietary supplement such as Femibion is sufficient. It contains all the nutrients you need during the fertility period, early pregnancy and pregnancy. If you are 35 or older or are trying to get pregnant for more than a year, it can help you to improve the quality of your eggs. In this article you can read how you can improve the quality of your eggs from the age of 35 and which dietary supplements are suitable.
But even if you are younger or you are just starting out for the fertility period, it is a great benefit if you take enough vitamin D in the amount of a daily dose of 4000 iE to yourself. Why vitamin D is so important is explained in this article. Unfortunately, none of the prenatal supplements contain enough vitamin D3, so it’s best to take it separately as well. It is important that you take vitamin D3 in combination with vitamin K2 and fat so that your body can absorb it well. Therefore I recommend the following vitamin D in drop form, so you can dose it yourself (4 tropics a 1000 iE would then be 4000 iE) and have the fat through the oil directly with you.
2 – Foods to help implantation: Pineapples
It is believed that pineapple is beneficial for implantation as it contains a high level of antioxidant enzyme called bromelain. While there is no concrete data that eating pineapple improves implantation rates, I do not see any major disadvantage in including a small pineapple in the diet.
Here’s what I recommend:
Buy yourself two organic pineapples.
First peel one for the first 4 days and cut it into 4 equal portions. Then do the same with the next one after.
Do not remove the core of the pineapple, the core contains the highest concentration of bromelain!
Eat each of the pineapple portions daily in the period after ovulation for the next 8 days. You can mix it if you prefer a smoothie.
If you can’t eat pineapple because of an allergy or it just doesn’t taste good or is too sour, that’s no problem either. You can take a bromelain preparation or simply concentrate on other anti-inflammatory foods.
3 – Foods to help implantation: Anti-inflammatory foodstuffs
Inflammation can cause a number of problems throughout the body, but it is particularly harmful to those who try to get pregnant because it can cause the body to attack and reject sperm, exacerbate the effects of hormonal imbalance and make the uterus an inhospitable place for the development of an embryo.
There is not a single magical compound that simply makes inflammation disappear because different antioxidants have different effects on different parts of the body. For example, some are fat-soluble and others water-soluble, some heal joints, while others affect the nervous system, while others protect the DNA.
It is best to consume a variety of anti-inflammatory foods and to avoid anti-inflammatory foods as far as possible. In general, an anti-inflammatory diet includes the consumption of much fresh and minimally processed vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds, as well as some high quality animal products, while processed foods are anti-inflammatory to be avoided, especially those containing preservatives, simple carbohydrates or refined oils.
Want to know more? Read my article: Anti-inflammatory foods – what they are and why you should eat them.
4 – Foods to help implantation: Bone broth
In Chinese medicine, the reproductive system is nourished by the kidney ying, which is roughly translated as „essence“ or „vitality“. Our renal ying nourishes our egg cells as they develop before ovulation and nourishes a growing embryo/fetus during and after insemination.
If there is a renal ying deficiency, patients often experience subfertility, infertility and/or miscarriage.
In general, women who try to become pregnant should eat Ying nourishing foods. But especially during the implantation period it is important to nourish the kidney ying well. Bone broth is a suitable remedy and a strong ying tonic.
Want to know more? Read my article about the 20 amazing benefits of bone broth or making bone broth at home.
5 – Foods to help implantation: Other Ying-strengthening foods
Bone broth is a really good choice of foods to help implantation, but it is not the only way to nourish the kidney ying, you can enjoy any combination of the following:
- Meat cooked on the bone – stews, braised and slow cooked meat
- All nuts and seeds – especially walnuts and black sesame seeds.
- Fish eggs or caviar
- Seaweed and algae – including microalgae such as spirulina or chlorella.
- Oysters – it is recommended to cook them before eating if you may be pregnant.
- organ meat – like liver, heart, or kidney
6 – Foods to help implantation: Blood-nourishing foods
Besides a strong Kidney Ying the implantation and a developing embryo also requires a sufficient healthy blood circulation of the uterus and the uterine mucosa. For this reason, it is important and helpful to eat hematopoietic foods to support implantation.
Especially if you are susceptible to anemia, drowsiness, menstrual spasms, or mild bruising, it is recommended that you take hematopoietic foods:
- Small quantities of grass-fed beef and lamb
- Small quantities of dark meat, chicken
- Cooked dark leafy vegetables – including kale, cabbage, chard, cabbage, cabbage,
- broccoli, bok choi, broccoli, etc.
- Dark berries – blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, goji berries, even grapes.
- Seaweed and algae – including microalgae such as spirulina or chlorella.
- blackberry or raspberry leaf tea
- nutrient yeast
7 – Keep blood sugar stable
The endocrine system, which is responsible for the body’s hormonal balance, is also linked to the metabolism. High or low blood sugar can negatively affect how hormones flow in the body, how inflammation is regulated, and how successfully an egg cell implants and develops in the body.
In order to achieve a balanced hormonal balance, reduced inflammation and minimal stress for the body, it is recommended to eat regular meals from fresh, minimally processed foods and to avoid high glycemic foods (sugars, sweets, simple carbohydrates and refined cereals) to keep blood sugar levels stable.
Make sure your breakfast contains protein – eggs, yogurt or even oatmeal are enough for most women. Have a snack ready if you get hungry in between, nuts, seeds and dates are ideal. Avoid skipping meals or having too long a time without something to eat. That doesn’t mean you have to eat all the time, of course, but it makes a big difference whether you have 3 or 4 hours or 8 or 9 hours between meals. The pineapple mentioned above, for example, would be a good snack for in-between hunger.
8 – Other things you can do
Are you looking for more ideas you can do for implantation? Then I have some more ideas here.
With regular, daily physical exercise, you can promote implantation. This is not only good for general health, but also promotes blood circulation in the pelvis and reproductive organs. Therefore sitting too long is not good. However, avoid exercises that are too intensive or jump and vibration intensive, such as trampoline jumping or extreme sports. Depending on this, you can do any workout and any movement that you like and that does you good, be it cardio in the gym, swimming or yoga.
Avoid stress and keep as much rest as possible. Unfortunately, this can and often is a mental trap that can cause additional stress and anxiety, if you don’t manage to switch off and perhaps according to the well-intentioned but counterproductive advice „Don’t think about getting pregnant all the time, then it will work“. Because then you stress about the stress you get. Just do your best, you don’t have to be a Zen master, no body is perfect. And don’t worry about whether the stress you are experiencing because of the unfulfilled desire to have a child is too much stress and prevents implantation. That’s not the case. Just try to find ways for you to relax, be it meditating, watching a funny and relaxing movie, possibly meeting with friends or gardening or going for a walk with the dog. Try to find what’s good for you and treat yourself to it often.
Try if possible to go to bed early, sleep during the phase of implantation is important and will do you good. Try to avoid highly stressed people or situations, if possible.
If you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time, you could also try acupuncture. Even for those who cannot come for regular treatment, the timing of acupuncture during the main stages of the cycle (the implantation window is one of them) can have a dramatic impact on pregnancy rates.
I hope my article about foods to help implantation can help you on your way to get pregant!