How can you help implantation and get pregnant with tube socks, chai tea and carved stones?
Whether you're doing an IVF, FET cycle or trying to get pregnant naturally, implantation is the most crucial step in the process.
Instead of standing by idly waiting for a fertilized embryo to implant, you probably want to know, "How can I help implantation?"
6 ways you can help implantation to get pregnant naturally or have a successful embryo transfer:
1.) Increase your uterine lining
To best support the entire process of conception, it's important to build a healthy uterine lining first. With a thicker uterine lining and excellent blood flow, an embryo is more likely to attach.
This takes preparation. Eating healthy nourishing foods, getting enough rest, acupuncture and at-home acupressure point stimulation to increase your lining during the first half of your cycle can effectively help to build your healthy lining. (You can read my post How to Increase your lining in 48 Hours or Less.)
2.) Eat nourishing soups and stews
When it comes time for your little embryo/future child to implant, there are things you can do to facilitate the process. Again, the importance of rest and nourishing foods cannot go underestimated.
Soups and stews, like the one I share in this post, are warming and nourishing, two qualities that a little embryo loves. If you were a little embryo, wouldn't you want to nestle into a warm nook full of goodness?
3.) Drink Tea
Teas are also an excellent way to warm you up. I recommend ginger tea, peppermint tea, and teas that aid digestion. Organic decaffeinated chai tea sweetened with stevia is a delicious choice.
Internal warmth is important for proper blood circulation and to stimulate the release of progesterone, the hormone that supports implantation and the continuous thickening of your lining after implantation occurs.
4.) Keep your feet warm
So keep yourself warm, especially your little footsies! Wear cozy fuzzy socks and avoid flip flops. Don't walk around your house in bare feet. Acupuncture meridians that circulate to the reproductive organs begin in the feet.
In fact, women are 30% more likely to orgasm when wearing socks. (I recommend cute knee high striped tube socks for the " sexy school girl" look rather than ankle high black socks reminiscent of the "old man" look.)
5.) Practice the right kind of exercise
Avoid high impact exercise like running and straining activities like weight lifting. The impact causes a down-bearing force on the uterus, which can affect it's alignment and make the uterine walls weaker.
In Chinese medicine, it's important to create a lifting energy in the uterus to retain the embryo. Brisk walks and yoga are a great substitute.
To learn what exercises are safe during when trying to conceive, check out my post on the subject by clicking here.
6.) Practice self acupressure at home
What you may not realize is that you can stimulate these same acupuncture points at home to help implantation. Getting a professional acupuncture treatment is highly recommended, but you can also increase the effectiveness of your acupuncture treatments with at-home acupuncture point stimulation.
If you're unable to get acupuncture, you can do the same acupressure protocols on yourself at home that were proven in this study to help implantation.
There's so much more to Chinese medicine than acupuncture. Many Chinese medicine principles can be applied at home in your daily life to balance your health and increase fertility. I am passionate about teaching these tools to you. This is my mission and I'm required to report back to the mothership with my updated progress.
When the Chinese first discovered the acupuncture meridians and used point stimulation as a medicine, they didn't have stainless steel needles. They carved rocks into arrowhead shapes and stimulated the points with them.
The acupoints can be activated with your fingers, stones, needles, magnets, lasers and with focused intention. You can send messages to your body by stimulating specific acupoints.
I teach carefully designed acupressure protocols based on research in my comprehensive home self-acupressure program called Total Fertility Wellness, you can check that out by clicking here. It's an effective natural solution to prepare for and support a successful IVF, FET or Donor Egg cycle through the first trimester of pregnancy. The sooner you start to prepare, the better.
For a free introductory fertility self-acupressure video, supplement recommendations, guided fertility recommendations and more, sign up for access to my Free Fertility Resource Library.
Heidi Brockmyre is an acupuncturist, herbalist and fertility and pregnancy specialist with a background in Chinese medicine.
She has over 10 years of experience helping women grow their families. She's supported hundreds of women in her clinic in San Diego, and thousands of women around the world in her online community.
Heidi focuses on helping women create total fertility wellness by preparing the mind, body, and spirit for fertility and pregnancy through her virtual fertility self-acupressure programs.