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Infertility

How can reducing stress improve fertility?

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  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    Reducing stress can improve fertility because stress hormones have a lot to do with fertility. Stress plays a big role in the emotional aspects of infertility. Sometimes when women finally relax after they've been fighting the battle of their fertility, unexpectedly they end up pregnant.
  • What seems clear from many studies is that removing the stress, or learning to better cope with it, has a positive impact on fertility. For example, recent reports on the efficacy of teaching women how to elicit a relaxation response to previously upsetting situations using mind/body techniques support the notion that thoughts influence the body’s physiology. Stress is typically not the sole cause of infertility. But it is an irrefutable contributor to fertility problems in many cases.
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