Clowns Boost IVF Success - Laughter may not be the best medicine, but it might help women who are trying to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a small study suggests.
In a study of 219 women undergoing IVF, Israeli researchers found the odds of success were greater among women who were entertained by a professional "medical clown" right after they had the embryos implanted in the womb.
Overall, 36 percent became pregnant, versus 20 percent of women who'd had a comedy-free recovery after embryo implantation.
The findings appear in the journal Fertility and Sterility, and expand on research the Israeli group had presented earlier at a conference.
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Clowns Boost IVF Success