Monday, March 21, 2011

Stress Doesn't Affect Fertility

Well that's good to hear isn't it? I recently read an article that says that emotional stress caused by your infertility will not prevent treatment from working.

The article states "Infertility affects up to 15% of the childbearing population and over half of these individuals will seek medical advice in the hope of becoming a parent. Many women believe that emotional distress can reduce their chances of becoming pregnant naturally or having success with fertility treatments. This view is largely based on anecdotal evidence and fertility myths such as 'don't think about it and you'll get pregnant'. Doctors are skeptical that stress affects fertility due to the lack of evidence on this issue."

So the next time someone tells you to relax send them straight to this article.

**Don't forget to check out Spotlight on Infertility, where we feature Real Couples going through Infertility**


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