“Are you sure this is what my doctor told you to do?”
Helmut O' Hooligan |
January 30th, 2011 at 8:06 pm
“The researchers found that, compared to women who came to the clinic on a “non-clown” day, those who’d had a laugh were more than twice as likely to become pregnant, when other factors such as age, type of infertility and the number of embryos transferred, were taken into account.”
Yeah, but the laughter stops about the time morning sickness kicks in.
Laughter is good for you. I imagine fertility clinics are not particularly low-stress locations, and some way to reduce the stress on the mother-to-be is probably healthy for her system. I’m more surprised that they funding, though…
I saw this first in google reader, and apparently Adsense thought that was a good place to put in in ad that said “Compare Chevrolet Aveo! Surprisingly Big & Very Efficient. The Aveo is Loaded with Value!”
Bad Medicine |
January 31st, 2011 at 6:21 pm
This is a obviously good fodder for humor, and may seem an odd research topic, but I can guarantee that women (and men) dealing with infertility are dealing with high levels of stress and even depression. I’m sure everyone has heard someone say “just relax and it will happen” (and if you’re dealing with infertility, you want to punch people who say that), but kudos to them for actually finding ways to lighten people’s spirits and link it to higher success rates for fertility treatments!