Recently, the infertility research of Dr. Sarah L. Berga, the chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine has been garnering attention. Her studies reveal that chronic stress may actually hinder ovulation. And while research on the topic continues, these findings highlight the importance of women's emotional as well as physical health when they're trying to conceive. But while you can take concrete steps toward improving your physical health before pregnancy by taking vitamins, for example; trying to reduce stress can be, well, stressful... So check out the tips below to learn how you may be able to combat infertility, relax, and enjoy making a baby:
When a couple faces infertility, they often feel alone. In reality, over 6 million couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. Fortunately, science has come a long way, and there's more hope than ever. But first, get the facts. What does it really mean if you or your partner is infertile? How do you cope, and what are your treatment options?
Say Goodbye to Stress
You discover you're infertile, and then you're informed that stress could be exacerbating the problem. But how, in the midst of such a devastating blow, can you possibly reduce your stress? It sounds impossible, but it doesn't have to be. It's about putting yourself and your partner first, and finding relief step by tiny step.
Boost Your Odds of Conception
It's easy to forget that doing the "baby dance" is supposed to be a whole lot of fun, but it is; deciding to start a family and trying to conceive should be a special time for you and your mate. Even if getting pregnant isn't happening as quickly as you imagined, don't let ovulation calendars, doctor's appointments and medical tests ruin the action between the sheets. In fact, if you are struggling to conceive, foreplay and fantasy are more important than ever.