5 Things You Must Avoid During Implantation

5 Things You Must Avoid During Implantation

Embryo implantation happens when an embryo binds to the wall of the womb in the endometrial lining. In IVF, it takes a period span of about six to ten days after the egg recovery process, this is on top of the one to five days after the embryo transfer. This process is equal to about days 20 to 24 of the normal 28-day menstrual period.

There are things a person can do in this case any woman trying to get pregnant via implantation. Especially during the two-week wait for implantation to take place. Often a little a person can do to prevent the failure of implantation. Embryos are strong tiny things, a good one would not be prevented by anything from implantation. If implantation failed in the previous attempt there is no need to worry, this is due to the fact that it has nothing to do with anything they drunk like wine or engaging in routine exercises. We will look into some of the most common things that women worry about when it comes to implantation and determine if they really present is any genuine cause for worry.

Things To Avoid During Implantation

  1. A Woman Should Avoid the Use of Anti-Inflammatories

    After ovulation, a woman should avoid completely the use of Anti-inflammatories. They are deemed not good for implantation of the ovum, they affect the ability of the womb by reducing its possibility of developing protrusions of the uterine wall to link with the embryo when it is forming. Studies have shown an increased risk of up to eighty percent of failure of implantation with the use of anti-inflammatory especially during the time of implantation.

    After the post-implantation of the embryo, the use of Anti-inflammatory drugs is very harmful to young embryos post-implantation. There are other options which can be considered in the cure of pain especially after ovulation. One can opt to consider taking painkillers which are acetaminophen-based. For example, Tylenol, in place of an NSAID such as Advil.

  2. Excessive Intake of Caffeine During Implantation

    Several studies that have been done over the years have led to the conclusion that the risk of implantation failure increases with excess intake of caffeine. It has shown that, if women trying to conceive drink more than 200mg, which is an equivalent of the amount of caffeine content in a single cup of coffee, their miscarriage rate was twice that of those who drunk the normal amount of caffeine. That is it increased their miscarriage rate twenty-five percent.

  3. There is A need for A Woman to Avoid Extremes of Temperature

    Things that raise a person’s temperatures such as Hot tubs, saunas, hot yoga, or any such activity should be completely avoided at this time of implantation. One should stay away from submerging themselves in water such as pools or baths during this time submerging tends to leave a person vulnerable to infection. Instead, a person should opt for a calming hot bath until the doctor advises them otherwise.

  4. Avoiding Engaging in Vigorous Exercise and Sexual Intercourse

    Though there I no major need to change the routine activities, but engaging in vigorous exercises and sexual intercourse should be avoided totally during implantation. This due to the fact that, the ovaries are likely to still be engorged and soft at this stage and there is a need for them to be to be taken care of. Engaging in a strenuous exercise and sexual activity can lead to the contraction of the uterus. This should be avoided completely to make implantation successful. Sexual intercourse has shown from studies that it may lead to uterine contractions which in turn may cause failure in implantation.

  5. Avoid Foods that are considered to be High Glycemic Foods or Even Skipping Meal Times

    It is highly recommended to stick to food that is considered to be regular and made up of the whole, not excessively processed, sugary, sweets, simple carbohydrates and refined grains ( these are classified as high glycemic foods) this helps in maintaining the normal levels of glucose in the body.

    The levels of glucose in the body, whether high or low can have a negative impact on the flow of hormones in the body, regulation of inflammation of the body, and the success of the embryo implantation and its overall development in the body.

    There is the need not to skip meals or stay for extended periods without eating at all. Sweets and simple carbohydrates should be completely avoided. They should be replaced with a fruit if somebody is having a craving for something sweet.

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Things to Implantation Successful

Things to make implantations successful include the quality of the embryo on top of the uterus’s receptivity. The normal characteristics of the chromosomes are another factor that plays part in the successful implantation. The characteristics become reduced as a woman ages which plays a huge part in the failure of embryo implantations with age. A woman has to be in the perfect health character to have high-quality eggs which produce healthy embryos for a successful implantation too.

Foods for implantation of IUI, these foods include Prenatal vitamin which improves the development of the follicle, while improving the quality of the egg, boosts the nutrients found in the walls of the uterus. Pineapple which boosts implantation for it contains a high amount of an anti-oxidizing enzyme known as Bromelain.

A woman trying to conceive should ensure that they consume plenty of anti-inflammatory foods. These prevent inflammation which tends to lead the body attacking and rejecting the sperm, increase the effects of hormonal imbalances while causing the uterus not suitable for the development of the uterus. These anti-inflammatory foods include fresh and vegetables which have not been excessively processed, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Bone soup or broth is good for the development of the eggs before evolution, on top of for the development of the implanted embryo after implantation.

Eating of blood nourishing foods is very important for embryo implantation. Such foods include dark meat chicken, grass-fed beef, bison and/or lamb, dark leafy greens that are cooked (kale, cabbage, chard, collards, broccoli, bokochoy), any dark berries (blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, goji berries, and grapes). Seaweeds and algaes (micro-algae, for example, spirulina or chorella). Gelatin and/or collagen such as Great Lakes Grassfed Gelatin. Blackberry or raspberry leaf tea. Beets. Dates. Nutritional Yeast.

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Things Which Prevent Implantation of Embryo Depend Mainly on Two Factors which Include

  • The quality of the embryo
  • And the receptiveness of the uterus to the embryo

The implantation can also be prevented by cases of chromosomal abnormalities found in the embryo. These abnormalities tend to increase with age in women which in turn reduces the chances of implantation. The egg may at times be unhealthy or has poor quality, this results in embryos which are poor in health and are do not have the ability to implant as required.


Some activities a woman may engage themselves during implantation are very unlikely to affect it or not the embryo implants. The added stress which is unnecessary at this time, in turn, may affect the implantation process. There is a need for relaxation for implantation to take place successfully.

Medically Reviewed By
Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad