Apr 26, 2010
Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme called bromelain which reduces inflammation and breaks up proteins that prevent embryo implantation
Most of us probably buy low-fat milk rather than its full-fat counterpart, but it turns out that a high amount of low-fat dairy increases the risk of anovulation. The large-scale Nurses' Health Study done by Harvard Medical School researchers discovered that women who ate at least two portions of low-fat dairy foods were 85% more likely to experience ovulatory disorders
Numerous studies have indicated that seminal oxidative stress has a very significant negative effect on male fertility. Consuming shitake mushrooms, with their high levels of antioxidants, can go a long way towards counteracting oxidation and improving sperm health
You're probably aware of oysters' legendary aphrodisiac effect, but did you know that scientific studies back up their efficacy for improving sperm quality? This delicious mollusk contains high levels of zinc, which is needed to produce healthy sperm, sperm-friendly semen, and promote sperm motility. There are no studies that examine the effect of oysters on women but at the very least, they won't hurt your fertility if you decide to eat a plateful of them with your man
Refined carbohydrates are a big no-no for women trying to conceive. Instead of using white sugar, sweeten your drinks with molasses, the dark byproduct of processed sugarcane. Molasses has high amounts of calcium, iodine, and iron, which can decrease the chances of a miscarriage. It also contains a B-complex vitamin called PABA, which is known to increase the effects of estrogen. Because of its nutritional and energetic content, molasses is also recommended as a home remedy for polycystic ovarian syndrome and irregular periods. For best results use the black strap variety because it is marvelously nutrient rich
Drink Green Tea to boost fertile cervical fluid. You'll also want to drink pomegranate juice to improve the lining of your uterus. Eating pineapple core after ovulation can improve your odds of successful embryo implantation. Try making a fertility smoothie!
Robitussin works on the cervical mucus and increases your chances of getting pregnant
Robitussin is a popular brand of cough syrup and it might be surprising to consider its relation with fertility. But the fact is that this expectorant is used to loosen and thin mucus of a different kind too, called cervical mucus, in women. Robitussin is only a specific brand and any expectorant that contains guaifenesin as the only active ingredient can be used in its place. Generic versions are most likely available as well. Be sure to carefully inspect the ingredients list to make sure the ONLY active ingredient as guaifenesin. Any other ingredients can diminish the effect you are looking for.
What is the recommended dose of Robitussin?
The recommended dose for improving cervical mucus is two teaspoons (200 mg) taken orally three times per day. Recommended dosage is two teaspoons (200 mg) taken orally three times per day. If mucus still appears thick, you can take as the maximum dosage as listed on the label of the cough medicine. Water intake should be increased to encourage cervical mucus production and a full glass should take with each dose of guaifenesin.
If you re taking Clomid (clomiphene citrate, Serophene) as an ovulation inductor, it may help to know that it can cause hostile mucus in 30 percent or more of women using it. Higher doses of Clomid tend to be more associated with less cervical fluid and a thinner uterine lining, than the 50 mg dose and Robitussin can help to reverse this.
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL is used in TTC to increase cervical mucus. It also lowers cholesterol, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. The active ingredient is cis-linoleic and cis-gammalinolenic acid (GLA). It may take up to three months to see results.
Recommended Dosage: Follow the instructions on the bottle, or try 1,000 mg per day. Some recommend taking up to 3,000 mg per day, but this dosage has been known to cause uterine contractions, spotting and delayed ovulation in some women.
Side Effects: EPO can cause uterine contractions. Do not use EPO during the two-week wait after ovulation, or during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Do not use if prone to seizures or if taking anti-epileptic/anti-seizure medications. Some people may experience nausea or headaches as side-effects