One of the best parts of going to the RE's office is that they free magazines in for patients. I love grabbing my free copy of Conceive (which is normally like six bucks) and sometimes they even have Parent magazine. I like skimming that one while I wait for my appointment.
A couple of days ago I curled up with my free Conceive ($26,000 IVF - $6 Conceive= $25, 994) I wasn't too impressed with most of the articles. Well, that's because I've read like every fertility book there is. Although, one specific article caught my eye. This article referred to a research study on IVF. The article talked about a new technique done at the University of Michigan. In these labs, the embryologists rocked mouse embryos before they were transferred for, well, mouse IVF. They ROCKED the embryos! I can picture it: A lean gentleman with a white coat. Of course he is wearing glasses and has some sort of "official" badge hanging from his neck. I see him sitting in front of a microscope. He's looking through the lens and watching some sort of movement from the egg and sperm of teeny little mice, I dunno. Then he picks up the petri dish, stands up, and begins to rock them back and fourth. But, their mouse IVF rate was 20% higher in those embryos that are rocked.
Now, this is intriguing. I know I just can't go into my RE and ask for my embryos to be rocked, but instead I went onto ITunes today and bought a couple of lullaby songs. I figured that I will listen to them after my transfer. I know it sounds crazy and I'm probably just a little bit nuts, but why not? I have nothing to lose!