Music and IVF

The music plays an important role in the IVF laboratory

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How does the music help with the In vitro fertilisation?

Chances for oocyte to be fertilized increase when the process is combined with vibrations caused by music. A rise of 4,8% can be noticed. The micro sounds cause the vibrations of the medium drops where the cells are located. That movement makes it more successful to combine the egg and the sperm and thereby fertilize and the development of the embryo- says Doctor of Biological Sciences Wojciech Sierka.

For IVF procedures the classic, pop and rock music is used. Why exactly? Its effectiveness was confirmed by Spanish biologists specialized in IVF. Our results were used in our clinic. Gyncentrum was the first center in Poland to use sound waves and vibrations caused by it, as a procedure to support in vitro fertilization. Gyncentrum was the first center in Poland to use sound waves and vibrations caused by it as a procedure to support IVF.

Music is played to fertilised eggs and developing embryos in the incubator. Among the pieces there are Beethoven, Mozart and Bach, but also some heavy sounds- for example Metallica. The music has a density of 60 db (as usual conversation), which makes the drops of the medium in which the embryos are located vibrate.

- Music is a natural stirrer for the medium, which is a drop of nutritive fluid in which the egg floats. Thanks to it they disperse, among others. Metabolic products whose condensation might not be suitable for the growing embryo and thus affect the success of fertilization. This way we eliminate the risk of embryo growth disorders – says the specialist.

Music also recreates the conditions that are found in woman's body. In natural conditions mature egg cell moves to the uterus thanks to peristalsis of the fallopian tubes and cilia movement. The vibration of the music from the speakers mimics this movement.

The research conducted and published in July 2013 by a team of scientists from Instituto Marquès shows that chances for oocyte to be fertilized increase when the process is combined with vibrations caused by music. A rise of 4,8% can be noticed.