Over four years ago I joked to the embryologist at the fertility clinic to please play some Barry White in the lab. She laughed and two days later, when she called with the successful report of how many eggs had fertilized and become embryos, she shared that she actually did put on the radio when she was working and some nice "slow jams" came on.
Last week researchers from the Institut Marquès, a fertility clinic in Barcelona, released a breakthrough study revealing there really is a connection between music and successful fertilization. They discovered music improves IVF. "Impact of exposure to music during in vitro culture on embryo development" was presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE) in London.
The study analyzed 985 embryos from 114 different patients. These embryos were placed inside an incubator with loudspeakers built inside. Using iPods playing a variety of music, the team then determined if acoustics had any impact onRead More »from Sing It, Madonna! New Study Proves Playing Music Improves Chances of Successful IVF