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Question from a TTCAL Gal

Hi ladies,

I posted this on TTCAL, but it didn't get much response. So I have heard a lot on the boards about POM juice helping increase uterine lining, but I can't find any scientific evidence... has anyone read anything online or heard it from their doc? Or has anyone used it and have a successful pregnancy? I'm just hoping it's not a rumor since I bought a bunch of it today, haha.

Thanks ladies and hope to be back here soon!

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BFP #1, 10/03/2012 - EDD 6/15/2013 - MMC 11/15/2012 - D&C 01/04/2013

BFP #2, 04/06/2013 - EDD 12/17/2013 - MC 04/19/2013

6/12/2013 Diagnosed with Balanced Translocation (12 & 16)

IVF #1 with PGS: 10/2013: Canceled 9/27/2013 for issues with genetic lab

IVF #1.5 with PGS: 11/16/2013: Canceled. 11 eggs retrieved, 9 mature & 9 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

IVF #2: 1/22/14: Canceled. 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 7 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

IVF #3 with PGS: 5/10/2014: Switched to FET in July. 10 eggs retrieved, 9 mature, 8 fertilized, 2 healthy embryos!

FET #1: 7/31/2014: Transferred 2 nearly perfect (6AA, 6BA) healthy embryos- BFFN


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Re: Question from a TTCAL Gal

  • I tried POM and pineapple core for 1-2 cycles with BFN.  They were both pretty gross.  I've only conceived on cycles in which I did neither.  I said something to my OB about it and he just waved his hands like I was crazy.  I think there may be some science behind it but I'm not sure it makes a huge difference.  Still, sometimes it feels good to do everything you can and it certainly doesn't hurt.  GL to you!

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    I'm pretty sure the ttcal blog mentions the pom juice in the things to up your chances. http://ttcalblog.blogspot.com/p/for-newbies.html 

     

    I never tried it, because I don't like the juice, but I did try the pineapple/pineapple core on the cycle that I got my bfp. Not sure if it was coincidence or not, but I love pineapple anyway so I was willing to try. Best of luck!

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  • I drank POM juice all while TTC with this pregnancy and did pineapple core.  I think it's unlikely that my pregnancy was successful because of the juices, but it helped me to feel like there was something I could control.  Good luck!


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  • I used it the cycle I got pregnant! Not sure if it helped or not though.
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  • I tried it my 8th cycle TTCAL and it was the cycle I got my BFP.   I don't know it there is any scientific evidence behind it, but I like the juice and thought it couldn't hurt. Who knows if it was what helped me conceive or not though, it's very possible it was just coincidence. 


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  • I never found any evidence to support the use of Pom other than people on boards, so I opted to save my money.  I also did fertility treatments, so I think the meds and frequent ultrasounds were a better use of my $.
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  • I did Pom juice when I conceived DS, but not this time. Who knows if it actually helped. I never did my own research, just read it on TTGP and decided it couldn't hurt.
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    I tried POM and pineapple core for 1-2 cycles with BFN.  They were both pretty gross.  I've only conceived on cycles in which I did neither.  I said something to my OB about it and he just waved his hands like I was crazy.  I think there may be some science behind it but I'm not sure it makes a huge difference.  Still, sometimes it feels good to do everything you can and it certainly doesn't hurt.  GL to you!

    exactly the same here :) good luck OP 

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  • Thanks ladies!

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    BFP #1, 10/03/2012 - EDD 6/15/2013 - MMC 11/15/2012 - D&C 01/04/2013

    BFP #2, 04/06/2013 - EDD 12/17/2013 - MC 04/19/2013

    6/12/2013 Diagnosed with Balanced Translocation (12 & 16)

    IVF #1 with PGS: 10/2013: Canceled 9/27/2013 for issues with genetic lab

    IVF #1.5 with PGS: 11/16/2013: Canceled. 11 eggs retrieved, 9 mature & 9 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

    IVF #2: 1/22/14: Canceled. 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 7 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

    IVF #3 with PGS: 5/10/2014: Switched to FET in July. 10 eggs retrieved, 9 mature, 8 fertilized, 2 healthy embryos!

    FET #1: 7/31/2014: Transferred 2 nearly perfect (6AA, 6BA) healthy embryos- BFFN


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  • My RE said the POM isn't a miracle worker but it does help support a good
    Lining.

    I struggled and struggled and struggled with poor lining through three cycles. On cycle number four, I had a new protocol and drank POM and did pineapple core. I can't say that it's why we got a BFP this time around. But I did have my best lining ever, a 8.2 verses 6.5 from previous cycles, and I did have a BFP.

    So if I was to do this again, I would use POM and pineapple.
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