In researching surrogacy, have you started to see pineapples everywhere? Wondering what it’s all about? Although not medically proven, the fruit has been widely adopted as a powerful symbol with those dealing with Infertility. It is said that if you eat pineapple core after an IVF embryo transfer, it can help with implantation. The theory is that pineapple (especially the core) contains something called bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that helps us break down and digest our food. When taken on an empty stomach, bromelain can act as a blood thinner and an anti-inflammatory, and all of this may help an embryo implant into the uterus.
Some also say the fruit’s shape is a symbol that says, “Stand tall, wear a crown & be sweet on the inside”.
Although there is no medical evidence that says the pineapple or it’s core actually helps with the implantation process, Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, a world renowned reproductive endocrinologist says that “over 75% of her patients come in for their transfer wearing some sort of pineapple emblem”. You’ll find a lot of Etsy shops that focus on IVF branded merchandise will include a pineapple in their design. So, there you have it, more information than you wanted to know about the pineapple’s relationship with surrogacy.