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Coping with holiday stress and fertility

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, understands that “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, … Continue reading

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Researchers find ‘missing link between stress and infertility’

New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has confirmed that nerve cells near the base of the brain called RFRP neurons become active in stressful situations and then suppress the reproductive system. “We used cutting edge transgenic techniques to show … Continue reading

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Feeling holiday stress? Here’s help for relaxing

The holidays are often a hard time for those coping with infertility. Whether it’s questioning from family and friends about your fertility journey or the internal pressure you put on yourself, this time of year can be stressful. RESOLVE: The … Continue reading

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Tips for handling the holidays

Things are different this year because of COVID-19. The holidays, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, will be different, too. We should all refrain from large gatherings, even among family. And for those coping with infertility, that may actually be … Continue reading

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Does stress actually affect fertility?

“The key to conception is to ‘relax,’ some say, but the evidence isn’t quite so tidy,” says a recent article in the New York Times. The author, Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, digs into the evidence and finds that the question … Continue reading

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Handling the Holidays

Thanksgiving is here, and that officially kicks off the holiday season. “Holidays can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances,” RESOLVE: The National Infertility Network, notes. “Expectations are at a peak. Pressure comes, both from the outside and within, … Continue reading

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Why seek infertility counseling?

Infertility, like many other medical conditions, affects all aspects of your life. It can create one of the most stressful life crises that an individual or couple has ever experienced and can affect your relationship with others, your perspective on … Continue reading

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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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