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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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Study shows stress lowers fertility

A new study published in the Annals of Epidemiology reveals that stress lowers a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, particularly stress that occurs around the time of ovulation. “If you are feeling more stress than you usually do [around ovulation time], … Continue reading

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Webinar will help you “cope with the stress of infertility”

Research shows that stress is one of the main reasons that patients drop out of infertility treatment. To help patients deal with this, Creating A Family is hosting a free online webinar on “Coping with the stress of infertility.” It … Continue reading

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De-stress for baby’s success

Stress has long been linked to many health problems, and fetal development can now be added to that list, according to a study published in the Journal of Physiology. To test whether high stress levels in pregnant mice had an impact … Continue reading

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Men, de-stress for fertility success

Stress has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, asthma, obesity and depression. Now, a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility suggests that stress can reduce sperm and semen quality, which could affect for male fertility. Researchers … Continue reading

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Can stress cause infertility?

Yes, says new research based on 501 couples in the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study between 2005 and 2009. It found that women who had the highest levels of the stress marker alpha-amylase also had double … Continue reading

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De-stress for sperm success

A man’s ability to produce sperm may depend on his ability to handle stress, according to a new study from Italy. Researchers found that men with higher levels of both short- and long-term stress and anxiety ejaculated less semen and … Continue reading

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