overcoming infertility stress
Even if infertility stress doesn’t decrease your pregnancy chances, it sure takes the fun out of trying to get pregnant! These tips for overcoming the stress of fertility treatments, ovulation monitoring, temperature charting, and scheduled romps in the hay are from doctors and research studies.
Before the tips, a quip:
“I gained 60 pounds, and I’m proud of it,” said Kate Hudson. “Why do I need to watch my weight when I’m pregnant? I could eat whatever the hell I want to eat.”
Doesn’t that just make you want to get pregnant faster? It does me! One of the best ways to overcome the stress of trying to get pregnant is visualization with relaxing music. Heartstrings: Visualizations for Pregnancy is a wonderful CD that includes affirmations for a healthy pregnancy. And, here are five practical food-based tips for overcoming the stress of fertility treatments and conceiving a baby…Read More »Increasing Pregnancy Chances – Tips for Overcoming Infertility Stress
Reducing stress isn’t a fertility cure, but it can increase your chances of getting pregnant! Here, infertility acupuncturist Kristen Burris explains how stress and infertility are connected, and offers over 20 ways to reduce anxiety.
Burris offers these tips for getting pregnant in response to a reader’s question on Does Career Stress Lead to Infertility in Women?, here on Quips & Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility. Here’s what the reader said:
“We’ve been married for four years and trying to get pregnant for three. I’ve been meeting the gynecologists for two years and undergone a lot of fertility tests and treatments, but still here I am with no baby. To combat the infertility, I worked from home [to reduce stress], but nothing has clicked so far. I am planning to completely get rid of the office work so that I can stay peaceful…any suggestions for me?”
Below is Burris’ response, plus an explanation of how stress and infertility interact. For more information on getting pregnant, click Making a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant.Read More »Stress and Infertility – Ways to Reduce Anxiety to Increase Fertility