Seasonal happenings are always there and even health issues do get affected by seasons no doubt. This applies to IVF as well and studies do indicate that there is a season for the making as well growing of babies. A simple look at birth records through the centuries does shows that there are consistent fluctuations in birth rates across the months as well as seasons. Mother Nature has indeed a role to play infertility issues. Season based fertility issues are there and the season does influence conception.
Spring Best Season for IVF Success
The success rates for things such as high-quality embryos, implantation, and pregnancy rates are less more or less the same, regardless of the season, actual fertility rates i.e. the numbers of fertilized eggs which are notably higher during the spring months. In fact, the team found there was a 1.45-fold increase in fertilization during spring than any other season.
There is a significant difference in spring fertilization rate, with the fertilization rate in the spring being almost one and a half times that of other seasons. In practical terms, this also may mean that if you are having real difficulty in conceiving, it appears to be better to have an assisted reproduction cycle during the spring season.
Seasonal variances do affect reproductive hormone production.
One is definitely seeing the effect of changing light on neurons in the brain which does produce gonadotrophin-releasing hormones. These neurons do tend to regulate the secretion of gonadotrophin hormones, which in turn actually control the secretion of estradiol from the ovaries. We found higher 17-β estradiol levels in the spring; in the assisted reproduction, adequate estradiol levels are essential for egg maturation and other reproductive processes that include fertilization as well as embryo development.”
What Does This Mean For You?
For someone who is struggling with issues of infertility, or who has made the decision to pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF), spring may indeed be the season.
1. Making positive, “baby-friendly life changes”.
One should initiate bring about life changes in order to increase the fertility. One should get rid of harsh chemicals in one’s home and diet. And follow a healthy exercise regimen. One must keep one’s weight under check and get rid of habits that might make one compromise one’s chances of a healthy pregnancy.
2. Schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist.
One must consult a fertility specialist. It is advisable for the family also to be involved. One must undergo required fertility tests.
3. Prepare your financial plan.
How will one finance one’s fertility treatments? Does one’s insurance cover it one’s treatments? The treatment must be budget friendly.
Seasons do impact fertility and the best time to go for IVF treatment is in spring. Also, one must maintain a healthy diet as well as exercise regimen and consult specialists to seek advice on fertility issues. Physically and psychologically one must maintain good health and usually, springtime one’s mood is on the upswing.