Find out how to de-stress after understanding the link between stress and infertility.
You just got home from an exhausting day of work. No amount of filing, typing, etc can ever complete your day of work and deadlines are looming.
Back home, the spouse beckons you into the bedroom with a finger and an impish smile. Yet you’d rather just slouch on the couch with a cold beer in hand because you know nothing is going to happen tonight as your exhaustion has taken over and you’ve been facing infertile wall for a while.
Could there be a link between your level of stress and infertility you are facing?
Even doctors are looking to see if there is a link. Nothing concrete has been proven yet but more studies are being done, “It’s becoming more and more important, in terms of what studies we do, to focus our efforts on the physiological effects of stress and how they may play a role in conception,” says Margareta D. Pisarska, MD, co-director of Centre for Reproductive Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles and editor-in-chief of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine News.
It is possible that stress might be a factor that is causing infertility as it reduces the sperm count in men and upsets the ovulation process in women. But, could it be vice versa? Could infertility be causing you stress?
If you’ve been trying for the last few months but still getting negative results, that can put a damper on things in life. Try not to let it get to you or it can escalate into depression and anxiety.
Have a chat with the old girl. She might be stressed out as well over this infertility business. Have some light music, some fine wine and talk to her about your problems. You do not have to suffer from infertility in silence.
With the way the economy is taking a bad turn at events, it’s no wonder you’re stressed. Try the tips below to unwind and remember, infertility can cause stress and stress might be causing infertility but there is nothing that says you can’t break that pattern!