Pineapple is Powerful Fertility Symbol

Connecting Women Struggling with Fertility

Pineapple has become an incredibly powerful symbol connecting women struggling with fertility. The pineapple is featured in many social media accounts and communities of women with infertility.

Women undergoing fertility treatment are wearing clothing and jewelry with pineapple that can be purchased online through Etsy and other retailers. In some cases, couples are funding their IVF cycles through proceeds made by selling pineapple themed paraphernalia.

Pineapple Powerful Fertility Symbol

In addition to proudly spotlighting pineapples on their clothing, women are also consuming pineapples on the day of their embryo transfers because of a myth that it may increase the chances of becoming pregnant. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence to support this is lacking, and some doctors even discourage the consumption of pineapples on the day of fertility treatments. This is due to pineapple’s acidity and risk of creating an upset stomach.

Nonetheless, a woman displaying pineapples on her clothing and jewelry can signal to another woman of her fertility struggles, thereby opening an important dialogue connecting women dealing with similar issues. In contrast to photos depicting needles that were used during an IVF cycle, the pineapple represents a more positive image of what many hope becomes a happy ending to their fertility struggles.  A baby!!

About Southwest Fertility Center

Infertility treatment specialists at Southwest Fertility Center have been helping patients since 1980.  Our team of fertility specialists has established a well-earned reputation for successfully helping couples through fertility issues. When you visit our office, we will take our time to get to know you so that we can provide a set of treatment options that best fit your individual needs. We take great pride in our non-discrimination policies and we accept all patients regardless of their prior medical conditions or sexual orientation. Our staff of medical professionals is dedicated to providing you with the patience and compassion you deserve. For more information regarding our treatment options, financing, or to discuss your individual treatment needs, speak with one of our staff members today. 602-956-7481.