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Can Sunshine Boost My Fertility?

Can Sunshine Boost My Fertility?

You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that sunshine can boost your fertility!

According to research studies, spending more time in the sun improves fertility in both men and women. In some cases, increase sunlight exposure can boost a woman’s fertility by as much as a third and women may be 35% more likely to have successful IVF treatment. As for men, sperm activity is twice as much in the summer months (July and August) as compared to January.

Sunlight improves the level of melatonin, a hormone which helps in the regulation of a woman’s reproductive cycle. Also, vitamin D which is a key factor in improving reproductive health, is mainly obtained from sunlight. The amount of vitamin D obtained from food sources such as eggs, milk, fish, and cereal is very limited and insufficient to meet your body’s requirements.

Vitamin D helps optimize the levels of the female sex hormones progesterone and estrogen to improve ovulation (the release of eggs from the ovary). The levels of the male sex hormone testosterone are also optimized which helps to produce sperm and boosts libido.

If you are considering IVF treatments, sunlight has been shown to have a positive effect on number of eggs, IVF implantation rates, and successful treatment outcomes.

Taking long walks, spending time at the beach, gardening, or any outdoor activity you enjoy are all great ways to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Just make sure if you are spending extended periods of time in the sun that you protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun by applying adequate sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and wear long sleeved clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, and a pair of sun glasses.

ReproMed fertility clinics are located throughout Dallas, Grapevine, McKinney, Rockwall and in Tyler, Texas, giving patients convenient access to experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate reproductive health specialists. Contact us for an appointment today.

  • Mckinney

    McKinney
    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

    McKinney

    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Grapevine

    Grapevine
    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

    Grapevine

    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

  • Rockwall

    Rockwall
    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

    Rockwall

    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

  • Dallas

    Dallas
    3800 San Jacinto
    Suite 123
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Dallas

    3800 San Jacinto
    Dallas, TX 75204

  • Tyler

    Tyler
    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703

    Tyler

    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703