There is a relationship with stress and lower conception rates, determined to play a role in roughly 30% of infertility cases.
Infertility itself can make you stressed out. This is a vicious cycle because stress itself can lead to an inability to conceive.
There have been numerous studies linking stress to infertility. As matter of fact, women who were stressed out when they began infertility treatments were less likely to get pregnant than women who were happy at the therapy’s onset.
What do you do if you are stressed out because of your infertility? Chances are you have had lots of people give you advice. “Just relax and let it happen.” “You’re just trying to too hard.” However, the more you try to relax about your infertility, the more stressed out you feel.
Take steps to reduce the stress in your life. Many women have had good results with yoga, biofeedback, or meditation. Counselling and even acupuncture have been known to work as well. If exercise relaxes you, be sure to keep it mild. Overdoing exercise can be counter to fertility.