Good Reasons to get IVF done in summer!
Wondering if you could take up IVF treatment during summer? Many have misconceptions about the success rate of IVF treatment during summer and postpone their parenthood plan. But many don’t understand the implications of postponing childbearing. Women’s biological clock cannot be rewound, and the chance of conception naturally decreases with age. Let’s take a look at the cool facts which actually suggest IVF treatment is highly successful in summer.
What do research studies say about IVF in summer?
Scientific studies have highlighted the increase in success rates of IVF in summer due to 3 major reasons:
- Vitamin D
- Low levels of stress
- Increased physical activity
Effect of Vitamin D on Fertility:
- is known to increase the chance of conception
- may reduce the chance of miscarriage
- is linked with increased live births
The sunshine is abundant in summer. Exposure to sunshine helps in increasing vitamin D levels, thereby improving the oocyte and sperm quality. Many research studies have proved that success rates of IVF are higher during summer because of the probability of absorbing more Vitamin D.
Low levels of stress:
Being calm and relaxed is very vital to conceiving as stress can affect the fertility potential of men as well as women. There is reduced anxiety and stress in summer compared to winter. Summers are the best time to bask in the sun, get relaxed and take steps to attain your parenthood dream.
Increased physical activity:
The weather in summer is conducive to outdoor movement and physical activity. Increased physical activity helps in weight reduction thereby improving ovulation rates and the chance of implantation. Various studies have proven that increased physical activity and weight loss have a positive impact on sperm parameters thereby increasing the chances of pregnancy.
Why should you not postpone parenthood?
Summer or winter, postponing parenthood is not going to help in any way. Many are unaware of the fact that the fertility of women decreases with age. Women are born with a certain number of eggs only and it diminishes over the period. As age, lifestyle, and certain diseases affect both men’s and women’s fertility, postponing parenthood is not a good idea.
When a couple is unable to conceive after a year of trying, without any assumptions or delay, they should visit a fertility specialist. And women who are aged 35 and above need not wait till a year, if they have trouble conceiving they have to seek help within 6 months.
The season should not be a deciding factor while taking up IVF treatment. One’s health condition, cause of infertility, age and other factors have to be taken into consideration. Come out of the misconceptions regarding lower success rates of IVF in summer and take your first step to parenthood this summer!
The warm, sunny day should not stop you from achieving your parenthood dream! Happy summer and happy parenthood!