No, we're not kidding.
An experimental fertility method called intralipid infusion (sounds fun), which is more commonly used in the U.K. than in the U.S., is being touted as a way to increase one's chances of becoming preggers when used in addition to fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization.
What's the strange part?
The women are given intravenous fluids that consist of soybean oil and egg yolk.
Some have championed the experimental procedure as a huge success, but others are skeptical despite claims that it can also prevent miscarriage.
Here's what one naysayer said:
“Before I can endorse this theoretical therapy for my patients, I need at least some evidence. [Patients only ask me who are] grasping at stars for a solution to their recurrent miscarriages."
Research results have been conflicted so far.
It's worked for Sara Conyers, though.
She says the only way she could get pregnant was with the help of the experimental fertility method.
We'll let you all decide!
Although you'd have to admit it'd be pretty cool if food could help women get preggers.
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