How can stress spoil my sex life when trying to conceive?

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Hilda Y. Hutcherson, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

The baby dance is a whole lot of sexy fun at first. But, as with any dance, eventually you start to get tired. You lose your rhythm. Maybe your feet hurt. You need a break to catch your breath. That’s true even if you’ve only been trying to conceive for a few months. As time passes with no result, your disappointment can grow. You’re in a never-ending episode of So You Think You Can Dance, but you’re not any closer to grabbing that trophy. You may find that you begin to have less sex than you had before and the sex that you do have is less pleasurable. All of this can leave you both feeling frazzled and frustrated - a vicious cycle, since stress can contribute to infertility. 


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