In vitro fertilization (IVF) isn’t the easiest way to get pregnant, but it may be your only chance! Here are a few ways to reduce stress during infertility treatments, which may decrease anxiety and help you get pregnant successfully.
“There is ample evidence that lower stress levels mean better female and male natural fertility, though there is as yet no conclusive experimental evidence that lower stress levels result in better fertility treatment outcomes,” writes Daniel Campagne in a research paper entitled “Should Fertilization Treatments Start With Reducing Stress?” “However, first reducing stress may diminish the number of treatment cycles needed before pregnancy is obtained, may prepare the couple for an initial failure of treatment or even make the more invasive techniques unnecessary.”
Reducing stress during infertility treatments may not make in vitro fertilization (IVF) successful, but it can help by decreasing future treatments and prepare you if you don’t get pregnant right away. For more fertility information, click Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar’s Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility. And, read on to learn how to reduce stress while trying to get pregnant…Read More »How to Reduce Stress During Infertility Treatments – IVF Success Tips
In vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates aren’t affected by stress, say researchers who have recently completed the largest study on the connection between anxiety, depression, and IVF rates.
“This message can be reassuring,” says lead researcher Dr. Bea Lintsen of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in the Netherlands. “The chance of pregnancy seems not be influenced by anxiety or depression.”
For more info on IVF for couples coping with infertility, click on In Vitro Fertilization: A Practical Approach by David K. Gardner. And, read on for what experts say on how stress affects IVF success rates…Read More »Stress Doesn’t Hinder IVF Success Rates
Stress and fertility levels are related; in fact, life’s normal stressors can lead to both male and female infertility. Here’s how stress affects fertility levels, and how you can reduce the stress in your life.
The best way to determine if a situation is stressful is whether you feel out of control, says Pierce Howard, PhD, author of The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. The more out of control you feel, the higher your stress level is. And, your perception of an event or situation as is crucial to determining its actual effect as a stressor.
It’s not a pretty spiral: infertility is stressful, and stress leads to infertility. First, you need to become aware of the connection between stress and infertility…and then you need to learn to deal with stress so it doesn’t keep affecting your fertility levels! To get as physically and emotionally healthy as possible, read Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar’s Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility.
And, here is how life stress is related to infertility…Read More »Stress and Fertility Levels – How Life Stressors Are Related to Infertility