Thursday, 14 June 2012

Stay away from men to get pregnant

I couldn't wait share this:

Unbelievable yet true. Socially isolating a woman for three to six days from any male contact except her husband, after she has undergone in vitro fertilisation treatment or intercourse, increases the chances of conceiving from the usual 30 per cent to more than 50 per cent!
This is the finding of a research by fertility experts and geneticists from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology and the Indian Statistical Institute.

It is based on the fact that pheromones or smell hormones make all the difference and olfactory signals from too many males block implantation.

This bit of Indian research is a milestone in fertility treatment. Dr P.M. Bhargava, former founder-director of CCMB, who led the research, said, “This trait of social isolation affecting fertility was first observed in mice (Bruce Effect) in the 1960s. In the last few years, we carried out experiments on human beings and it turned out to be successful."

"Post IVF treatment, for three days, a woman should isolate herself from any kind of interaction with the opposite sex, except her husband."

"She shouldn’t meet, speak, touch or come in contact with any other man, not even blood relatives, during this period till the embryo is implanted in the wall of the uterus. The logic behind isolation is to avoid olfactory incompatibility with other men, which hampers implantation of the embryo and brings down fertility rate.”

Dr Kamini Rao, award winning fertility expert, who conducted the experiment on 1,700 women at the Bangalore Assisted Concep-tion Centre, said, “We isolated some women in hospital for three days, advised some to isolate themselves at home, which was easier to do in nuclear families.

The results were quite encouraging and even women who earlier had failed IVFs were able to conceive. Except the husband’s, pheromones from other males interfere with the implantation process and, therefore, the isolation is recommended.”


I wouldn't just limit it to women who have undergone IVF but just women, generally, if you think you've OV it might help to stay away from other men.

Thanks to Beth Kiley  for sharing this new information. Make of it what you will, but when you are ttc, every little thing can make a world of difference. Check out her video here -

I subscribe to her Newsletter and would highly recommend you do so if you are TTC.

Good luck. 


  1. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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