Is IVF treatment more successful in summer?
Although each season has its own beauties and benefits, a woman has double chances of getting pregnant during the summer months, according to researchers from the University of Ghent in Belgium. Greece is one of the most suitable countries all year long, however, especially in summer, it is a paradise of light, blue and white. It has the colors of the dream, and it is the ideal place for a successful IVF treatment. It is also scientifically evident that the summer period seems to be gaining ground as the most suitable season for IVF.
Five reasons to choose summer for IVF treatment
- Summer mood
It is natural to feel anxious when you are in the process of IVF. Energy and sunlight have a positive effect, as they act as a natural antidepressant, cheer you up and drive away stress. The days are longer, and the nights predispose you to be relaxed and experience romantic moments. Summer relieves stress and obligations, raises libido and renews your relationship with your partner. Let yourself feel the joy of this wonderful time, fill your hearts with sunlight, get closer to each other, dream under the stars and focus on your moments.
- The summer diet
A healthy diet is a very important factor for a successful IVF treatment. Summer offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, a valuable treasure trove of enjoyment and vitamins, fiber and special antioxidants that restore the balance of oxygen, free radicals and help improve the quality of eggs and sperm. Juicy watermelon, sweet tomatoes and cucumbers, zucchini, melon, peaches, strawberries, cherries, melon is just a small nutrition list, source of health and taste. Fresh fish, rich in Omega 3, is also valuable for fertility. So, if you choose Greece for IFV treatment, let yourself enjoy the Mediterranean diet, one of the best in the world, while enjoying your meal by the sea.
- You are on vacation!
This is how you should treat this trip and not as an IVF treatment. So, you have much more possibilities to return three instead of two… No matter if you select sea or mountain. The most important thing is to enjoy your precious holidays, leave everything behind and experience the moments. Remember to really relax, enjoy your sleep and food, swim or take long walks hand in hand. Limit social media participation as much as you can. Enjoy nature and do not just take a capture to upload to your profile, but in your memory, as a beautiful story to tell your baby, while he or she grows up.
- You are my sunshine
A phrase you dream to say to your baby expressing your endless love. A song you want to sing as a lullaby. You are right because the sun is a precious source of life, like the life you dream to bring in the world. A dose of sunshine is the best natural source of vitamin D that increases your chances of conceiving through IVF. Researchers have found that women need far fewer medication to help them ovulate during the months with more daylight. Birth rate, treatment, and egg maturation also improve when women are more exposed to the sun, one month before initiating an IVF cycle, according to the research.
- The contribution of vitamin D to the success of IVF
Vitamin D, or vitamin of the sun, supports the immune system and IVF treatment. For men, normal vitamin D levels appear to be associated with better sperm motility. For women undergoing IVF treatment, vitamin D has been found to be boosting high-quality fetuses production, almost doubling the chances of getting pregnant. Women who have adequate levels of vitamin D can produce higher amounts of progesterone and estrogen. More and more researchers are concluding that vitamin D, especially when produced from direct sun exposure, affects melatonin, the female cycle and IVF outcome.
So, the response to the question, whether IVF treatment is more successful during summer or not, could be “theoretically” and scientifically positive. In principle, the best time to start your own fertility route through in vitro fertilization is when you feel mature, ready, determined, and happy with the idea of becoming mom and dad.