Hospital sends in the clowns to help women get pregnant5/6/2012
The big feet, the big noses -- maybe size does matter. In any case, a hospital in Montreal believes clowns can nudge women along toward pregnancy. Although one doctor joked that baby-making this way might be called "clowning," there is some data to back up the notion that women undergoing in-vitro fertilization are more likely to conceive after being entertained by clowns, since laughter can alleviate stress. Still, there are questions. How do you become an "accredited medical clown?" What about women who have fear of clowns? And will there be a rush on Bozo, Bongo and Chuckles as baby names?
Is clowning preferable to cloning?