Sunday, 23 January 2011

Clowns Can Help Women Get Pregnant

Laughter may help women who are trying to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation.

In a study of 219 women undergoing IVF published in Fertility and Sterility, an Israeli team led by Shevach Friedler found that the odds of success were greater among women who were entertained by a professional 'medical clown.'

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.

(via Neatorama)

1 comment(s):

Brian K said...

I hope that the doctors conducting this study made sure that the clowns weren't left ALONE with the women.