Spring For Babies

 

Couples who experience infertility can spend upwards to $20,000  for each attempt of  in-vitro fertilization.  But the cost is often  nothing in comparison to the emotional ups and downs that are experienced.  You have the waiting and wondering, the depression and exhaustion, and roller-coaster hormones.

Well, a study out of Sao Paulo, Brazil has found that there might be a better time of year to have the procedure done.   The researchers measured hormone levels in over  1900 women undergoing IVF treatment and found that levels of estradiol- which is vital for reproduction were significantly higher in the spring, and correlated with a 45 % higher fertilization rate.

Terry Pfau, DO, HMD

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