Tag Archives: stress

Problems conceiving, part 1

Getting pregnant may seem simple, but the act of conceiving a child can often be very difficult. It involves many bodily functions and systems being in good condition in both the male and the female, all of which must happen … Continue reading

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Are low fertility rates tied to loss of manufacturing jobs?

The Great Recession of 2008-2009 wiped out nearly nine million jobs and 19 trillion dollars in wealth from U.S. households. According to research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it also led to a steep decline in the number of children … Continue reading

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Mom’s stress can affect male fertility, study finds

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events while they were in the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a study published in Human Reproduction. Research has shown that the … Continue reading

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Four ways to manage infertility stress

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association understands that it’s important to set realistic goals and develop an awareness of stressors and stress when dealing with infertility. That’s why they have a web page devoted to helping you do just that. The … Continue reading

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Can stress harm fertility?

A new study out of Australia says yes. Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone. The study suggests high levels of the hormone … Continue reading

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RESOLVE offers tips for surviving the holidays

“Holidays can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. Expectations are at a peak. Pressure comes, both from the outside and within, to break out of the normal routine – to celebrate, and to enjoy! But for the person … Continue reading

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Study links stress to infertility in women

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers finds higher levels of stress are associated with lower odds of conception for women, but not for men. The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “Although … Continue reading

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Study links stress in women to reduced fertility

In North America, 20 to 25 percent of women and 18 to 21 percent of men of reproductive age report daily psychological stress. Although previous research has suggested that stress can decrease the odds of conception, few studies have examined … Continue reading

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Stress leads to low birth weight, study finds

A review of studies on the effects of stress, chemicals and fetal development has found that stress increases the risk that exposure to toxic chemicals in pregnancy will lead to low birth weight in babies. “It appears that stress may … Continue reading

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Miscarriage linked to PTSD

Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, suggests a new study. Researchers from Imperial College London say the findings suggest women should be routinely screened for the condition, and receive specific psychological support … Continue reading

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